I heard some flapping noise around 3:00 am, got up, checked the deck and couldn't find anything, so went back to bed. I heard it again, so got up (again) and checked the dinghy. There was a small sea bird stuck behind the fuel tank desperately trying to get out. I couldn't reach it - now what do I do... Well, I should have woken up Stan the bird lover, but I made the mistake of waking up Jim the bird hater. He grabbed a towel and scooped up the bird and set it on the deck. It walked around a bit, the flopped off the deck into the water, never to be seen again. Karma bank deposit for Jim & me...
Up later, coffee, washed the dishes and the guys fought with the tempramental generator. Then the wind came up out of nowhere!! Time to go.
Cruised along the East side of the island along where they have the salt from Guerrero Negro waiting to be picked up and taken away by freighters.
Lots of tug & tow traffic along here!
Saw dolphins and whales once again as we headed through the Dewey Channel.
None of us had a huge desire to spend a night in Turtle Bay, so we pulled into "Quebrada", an anchorage just inside of Punta Rompiente. There was a fish camp on the beach with a vhf radio - we were told "this is not Turtle Bay" as we pulled in!
We had up to 30 knots of wind as we pulled into the bay, and huge surf at the point!We also had whales just outside of the anchorage.
The guys continued to fight with the generator after prevailing on the watermaker and getting it to do exactly what it was supposed to!
An excellent dinner of flank steak, mashed potatoes and salad. Chocolate & to bed!
So Glad I Went to the Doctor!
2 weeks ago