4/30/2012 – Way up north

Just a quick note to let everyone know that, after almost exactly 48 hours underway, including anchoring time, we are securely attached to the ground in 27′ of water in the renowned hurricane hole of Puerto Don Juan in Bahia de Los Angeles in the northern Sea of Cortez. Granted, it’s a little early to worry about hurricanes but still. We had a nice calm trip but I’ll write more about that after I’ve had some breakfast and settled in a bit. The really nice part about being here, besides stopping for awhile, is that we are WAY closer to our June destination of Puerto Penasco. Now we can kick back and hang for awhile without sweating being able to make it to PP in time for Circus Mexicus.

Okay, breakfast now, blog later.

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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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6 Responses to 4/30/2012 – Way up north

  1. Coyote says:

    Enjoy Bahia De Los Angeles, it is a nice little village and when I was there way back it had a great restaurant and bar.

  2. Glad to hear you guys made it up there safe and sound. We’re excited to get up that way ourselves this summer…..or next fall, depending on boat projects. We’d also love to hear about the internet connection (or lack of) in the area when you guys get into Bahia de los Angeles. Thanks!

    Katie and Mark

    • sryoder says:

      Internet in Bahia de Los Angeles: No cell towers, so our Banda Ancha doesn’t work. Some of the gringos that live here have satellite hook- ups. There are at least 3 places ashore where you can hook up to their wifi for a small fee. We can see a bunch of wifi from the boat with our Alfa antenna but all are either secured or just don’t do anything. Yesterday, we lucked into the wifi code for Guillermo’s restaurant. Guillermo’s wife was walking by our table where we sat with a couple of local gringo snowbirds. One of them, Ron, introduced us to her. She then proceeded to offer us the code for their wifi. Just asked that we not pass it on. Ron was nonplussed. He said he didn’t even know they had wifi. We can pick up the signal from the boat but haven’t actually been able to connect to the internet from the boat. The connection was moderately slow even sitting right at the restaurant. But, beggars can’t be choosers so we’ll just go ashore to do our internetting and have a couple of cervezas while we’re at it.

      BTW, propane is available ONLY by exchanging tanks. There’s no big tank here. Once a week or so, they take al the empties to Guerrero Negro and have them filled. So, you drop off your empty and get a full one. No telling if you’ll ever see your particular tank again.

  3. Joan/Raymond Yoder says:

    Good to hear you got there safely. Explain again what this ” Circus” thing is you want to attend. I must of missed something along the way. Love, Mom

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