30-31 May 2012 Santa Rosalia to San Carlos
We had the fastest run ever across the sea! We actually sailed about half the trip, with a beam wind and good seas. There was a small heel back and forth - but Bill still called it a flat sea. With 15-20 knots of wind about 0200, we gave the motor a rest and sailed until we reached Algodones Bay and had to motor in to drop the sails and, eventually the anchor in the bay in front of the Soggy Peso. We also had a 3/4 moon until 0400 and very little other traffic noted via radar. As per usual, tho - and predicted - the winds kicked up to 25-30 knots all afternoon and evening. So our plans to dinghy to shore were nixed. As was happy hour at the Soggy Peso and dinner aboard with Joan and Tom, boo hoo. We could hear music ashore as we missed the party.
The winds died down about 2100 and we slept well. In the AM, we departed at 0700, in order to pull into Marina San Carlos - a 2 hour drive around the corner - at high tide. We slood into slip A 16 about 0900 and settled in. Now for the task of cleaning up, stowing lines and sail gear, deciding what stays and what goes home *clothes, gally, linens, etc( and doing as much laundry here so not to have to take it home,
Joan and Tom met us at the Capt's Club as we were having lunch and we rode back to their house to get our car. The battery tender we used worked great and the Venza started right up! Bill began making plans to meet up with Omar and other "workers" to do stuff on the boat. But we'll work days and rest nights (and sleep with a/c - yeah!), do a few things with Tom and Joan. There's pizza and concert movie at Capt's Club and a Full Moon Party at the Soggy Peso.
We'll drive home Tuesday, June 5th - prep for Mark Mulligan party at our house June 15th, the two youngest grandkids arrive June 26th, to San Diego July 6th for a mini-family reunion, some more guests in July, a northwest trip in late August (driving, 3 weeks) to see family and friends...and Cristy's wedding in Hawaii in October...whew...there goes the months!...and back to Tanque de Tiburon for a few visits between. Then we'll cruise November, home December and back to the Baja in January. Hasta!
Linda and Bill