IT'S A SMALL WORLD IN A BIG UNIVERSE
22 December 2009 | Isla San Francisco
We left San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico at 7:11AM on Sunday morning and after a quick 27 hour sail almost due south down the Sea of Cortez we anchored at Isla San Francisco...about 200 miles total. As of Monday night, we're at Latitude 24' 49.284 north by Longitude 110' 34.170 west. (You can actually Google Earth that Lat/Lon and see the anchorage.) The trip was nice because the seas were almost flat with winds at 6 to 10 knots. It couldn't have been a better crossing.
We dropped the anchor at Isla San Francisco and within 30 minutes there were two dinghies coming along our side. As it turns out...one of the couples we knew from Alameda, California was Rob and Teri Moore. They both were Commodores at the Encinal Yacht Club in Alameda. They introduced us to Jay and Gail Bryan from South Lake Tahoe. Both couples were cruising together on their own boats coming to Mexico on this year's Baja Haha. Within a short period of time...Sharon organized a sunset beach party. Our first full night of anchoring at Isla San Francisco was shared with old and new friends. How quickly we slipped back into the relaxed mode of meeting friends and enjoying life on anchor. Life is really good here!
At dusk we watched the sun fall over the mountain range of the Baja. It just doesn't get any more beautiful! We were at a small anchorage with friends watching a spectacular sunset on the Baja after a long journey down the Sea of Cortez.
At anchor tonight...it is so dark with so little moon...the evening sky is totally black and spectacular on this island. You'd think you could reach out and touch each star...the sky is brilliant with celestial life! It's totally amazing how beautiful it is!!!
Tomorrow morning we will pull the anchor and sail to LaPaz. LaPaz will be our base for the next five weeks as we have friends flying down to join us and lots and lots of boat maintenance. Mucho varnishing to be done!
All is well here and we hope that all is well with you. We wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Love to all our family and friends.