April 2, 2010 Santa Rosalia, Baja California Sur, Mexico

One day there will be time to write details of the Ensenada-Mazatlan trip. And more details of the Mazatlan-Santa Rosalia. For now, here is the short version of the trip to Santa Rosalia:

Hi there,
Just arrived in Santa Rosalia  after an 8 day trip from Mazatlan - a few days from Mazatlan to Bahia Salina (Isla Carmen), then a few days in that lovely and isolated harbour while the North wind blew up as high as 40 knots. Then a quiet trip up to Caleta de Juanico. Delighted to fly our spinnaker on the main, and it flew beautifully to complement the balanced main and jib.   We took a few hours to sleep and then left at midnight under a stunning full moon. Finally saw whales on this trip - lots of them - greys, we think.
Santa Rosalia is a charming and picturesque town, with a tiny harbour and about 5 boats anchored. Two small Marinas and we pay the older one 25 pesos a day for dinghy dock, potable water, garbage drop-off, showers and a clubhouse with a book exchange and drinks and ice for sale.
We will leave here as soon as the predicted North winds pass through, maybe in a few days. We will then head out for the 75 mile crossing to Guaymas, and haul the boat for a few months to do some repairs. After that, the Sea of Cortez for the summer, until Hurricane season ends in November. Then slowly heading south, and who knows what next.
Wishing everyone a Happy Solstice and Happy Easter, Passover or whatever Spring celebrations you observe. Fair winds, Pat and Tony

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