Photo: John & Bob in front of Bob's place in Cabo Pulmo
Friday, 11/4/2011 - Friday, 11/11/2011
From Cabo we headed up to Los Frailes to catch John's brother Bob at his place in Cabo Pulmo before he headed back home to Juneau.
As we neared Los Frailes a small bird landed on the boat and proceeded to thoroughly check it out. It spent a good hour exploring everything from the flaked main sail and mast winches to every detail of the cockpit, including us.
Photo: Curious little bird
Once anchored in Los Frailes we started watching the beach for Bob. As we were pumping up the dinghy, he showed on the beach and paid a fisherman a couple bucks to ferry him out to our boat. We visited for a bit, then returned him to the beach with a plan to meet in the morning and head over to his place. We spent most of Saturday and Sunday with Bob before he flew out on Monday morning.
On we went to Los Muertose. The winter northers had started and we waited one out in Muertose. Other Ha-Ha boats had caught up with us by then and we connected with some we hadn't had the chance to during the rally. The surrounding hills looked like a great place to go hiking so we rousted Rob and Shari from S/V Wings of the Dawn to go with us. But all the land in Los Muertose is locked up in private ownership and patrolled. We were directed off of two different roads, so made our way back to the restaurant that sits at the head of the bay for cold drinks and food instead. When the norther let up, we headed on to La Paz.
Photo: Before we got kicked off the road
Photo: After we go kicked off the road
Determined to catch a fish, we were again dragging a line and this time a pole as well. As we entered Canal de Cerralvo (the waterway between Isla Cerralvo and the Baja peninsula) we hooked a dorado. I tried to grab the pole out of the holder, but the fish was pulling so hard, John had to grab a hold too. It was big! But it didn't get that big by being dumb. It immediately made a run under the other boat that was also heading through the channel and broke the line on it's hull. STILL NO FISH! And now, we were down to only one leader.
We arrive in La Paz mid afternoon, Friday, November 11th. Our friend Damon Cruz was standing on the dock to catch our lines. Viva La Paz! Another milestone achieved.