Sunday, August 15, 2010

July 26, 2010 - Passage to Bahia de San Francisquito

Sea Caves

Andy and I woke up at 2:30 am to start our passage to Bahia de San Francisquito.  It’s 84 miles from our spot at Isla San Marcos so we needed an early start if we were to get there by dark.  I took my seasick medicine the night before hoping all would be good.  It turned out to be a good thing since the second half of our ride was pretty rough.

I don’t know what it is about passages but I seem to get pretty cranky.  I know this about me so I tried really hard this time to be upbeat.  I get sleepy, then queasy, then a headache.  All of that proved true on this passage as well (even with the seasick medicine).   The highlight of the trip was when Andy caught a dorado.  It was a pretty good size and made for a great sushi dinner.  That’s my side of the story.  Andy says I was on watch and drug the fish for five miles…that it was so tired it finally gave up.  I know this not to be true as I just checked the lines about two minutes before he hollered “Fish on!”  But you can’t tell that to him…  all he saw was me on the front reading a book…I might as well have been painting my nails in his eyes (and next time, maybe I will). 

Anyway, we made it here safe and sound (through some very confused seas) and will have the second half of the fish tonight.

It’s pretty windy here which is a welcome change to the sweltering heat we’ve had the last few weeks.  We’re going to make way further north tomorrow to Animas Slot, about 15 miles south of Bahia Los Angeles.  We’re planning a quick trip to California from Bahia LA so we need to go ahead and get up there to work out the logistics.

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