It was time to leave the beautiful Isla Partida and continue on our adventure. Trevor and I decided to cross the Sea of Cortez to the mainland side of Mexico on October 12th.
We arrived at Isla Tiburon right before sunset after a 40 miles sail/motor and anchored safely. The next day we had a 74 mile passage from Isla Tiburon to San Pedro and needed to leave really early in the morning so we called it an early night. The trip was pretty great with lots of wind on a beam reach and downwind sailing! We saw 3 Orca whales, lots of “walls of tuna” that looked like the sea was boiling. They seemed to be crossing the Sea of Cortez as well (we didn’t catch any though). But we did catch a Sierra!!!
San Perdo was wonderful and different. We anchored in the bay where the beach was mostly little pebbles rather than sand. The sound of the waves on the pebble beach rather than sand and it was so different than we have heard here in Mexico and our time on the Baja…it was refreshing. Also, the land changed from mountains to more rolling hills with palm trees and more greenery. AND..the crickets!!!!
The next day we motored to Bahia Algodones only about 15 miles away from San Pedro and 6 miles from San Carlos where we planned to stay for some boat work. Algodones Bay was a significantly different place than we have seen….Civilization!!!!
Wingwoman – While Trevor and I were finishing up our bucket of beer, we met 2 guys next to us who were in town for business. To make a long story short, we hit it off and hung out with these guys for another round of buckets of beer…FOR EACH OF US (translation error)! Needless to say, we were feeling pretty good. Some of you will be able to visualize this…..I played “wingwoman” for Doug with 4 ladies from Arizona celebrating birthdays. My opening line was “do any of you know which star that is?” It worked like a charm…..Doug spent the good deal of time with them. Needless to say Doug and I are now Facebook friend!
As you can imagine, the next morning was slow going. We motored to San Carlos, just 6 miles away to find our friends Due West (Heidi and Kirk) and Ingenium (Boni and Jon) in the bay as well.
The next few days Trevor and I scheduled our boat to be hauled out, walked to town, and did some socializing!
Well it was our time to get hauled out of the water and put into the work yard. Let the work begin!!!!!