Los Muertos to La Cruz - 11/25/12 - 12/5/12
05 December 2012 | La Cruz
Since we opted to go straight through this year, our crossing was all about getting to La Cruz, passing Mazatlan, Isla Isabel, Matachen, Chacala, and other stops briefly discussed. The only disappointment here was not being able to swing into Isla Isabel for a night. To drop the hook for an overnight there, it is best if the conditions are completely benign, which didn’t happen to be the case. We’ll have to shoot for it again in the spring. We did, however, have a flock of the islands Brown Booby population fly over to say hello, perch up high on our spreader, and poop freely up and down our deck. Eeewww.
In the 52 hours out, we had fairly good winds ranging from 8 to 20knots, almost dead downwind, somewhat lumpy seas but absolutely magnificent skies! A few wispy clouds during daylight hours, dramatic sunsets, and a full moon to light our path at night, it doesn’t get much better than that. Besides the few good sized fish that eluded capture and the Dorado that made it to our dinner table, there is not much to report! I’ll save the fish story for James.
It’s been great to be back in La Cruz. We planned on hanging out in the anchorage during our short stay here but decided to take up residence in the marina due to some of those boat headaches that need attention, such as water maker and generator issues. Luckily, both ended up being fairly painless operations. Sydney LOVES this marina and who can blame her. The showers are heavenly, the beach is a short walk away, and our favorite Sunday market is right at our front door.
Rick’s brother Ron arrived Monday for a 2 week holiday. We’re taking him with us as we head south to Zihuatanejo, with a stop in Carrizal, our favorite anchorage around the corner from Manzanillo. It’s great having him and I think he’s enjoying kicking around Banderas Bay with his brother. They took the kids to Punta de Mita yesterday for a full day of P.E. on surf boards. Hopefully I can talk Sydney into writing a little something about their experience.
Endeavor is provisioned with enough food and drink to go around the world, but we’ll settle for this part of the world for now. We shove off in the morning to head further south. We’re all pretty excited to spend Christmas in Zihuat. Until next time…..