4/25/2011 – So Far, So Good

This place(Ensenada Grande, Isla Partida)is great so far. Oh, we still got the coromuel winds last night, but they didn't even start to build until 10:00. By 10:00 in our previous anchorages, we were tucked in bed because that was the easiest place to ride out the seas. I kept checking the wind direction and, lo and behold, between us and the wind was a big ol' cliff. Consequently, what seas did build up could best be described as "cute". The wind was very strong. It howled through the rigging. It almost sounded like it would build up on the other side of the cliff and then spill over in a huge gust. The boat would heel a bit (reminded me of being tied to the dock in Newport, Oregon last winter), the gust would diminish and the boat would sit perfectly upright again. Not unpleasant at all. Had a very restful night for a change.

Not sure what's on the agenda for today. We want to take the little mini-hike up above the anchorage to get the standard "boat at anchor taken from above" shot and then there's a longer hike that will take us to the eastern (Sea of Cortez) side of Isla Partida. And, of course, I still have those things on the to-do list. Lulu's to-do list consists of sewing protective covers for our new propane bottle and our extra water jug. My first task, however, will be to move the boom so it doesn't shadow either solar panel and then rig the shade cover over the cockpit.

Well, I'll get this posted and then send an update this evening.

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About sryoder

Steve & Lulu... retired. Had enough of the cold wet dreary fall/winter/spring in the Pacific Northwest. Bought a boat, fixed it up, sold our home and sailed to Mexico in November, 2010. Been here ever since except for occasional forays to the States (summer only, thank you) to visit the kids, parents and siblings. If you're looking for a sailing blog, this is the wrong place. This is a traveling, hunkering in, eating blog. Sailing is just how we get from place to place when we can't walk.
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One Response to 4/25/2011 – So Far, So Good

  1. Anonymous says:

    I know you said you could not read the replies until you get more settled but to write anyway so here goes. Really appreciate the almost daily updates. Can't expect you to do that all of the time but we really are enjoying them for now. Hope all is well with both of you and I know from your reports that you are enjoying what you are doing. Love, Mom

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