Friday January 2nd, 2009
We had a beautiful "red skies in morning" sunrise as we left La Paz at first light.But there was no "sailors take warning", as we had a smooth motorsail out of La Paz, through the San Lorenzo Channel, down the Cerralvo Channel and in to Bahia de Los Muertos.
It was cloudy and cool.
Hmmmmm... must be winter.
Oh yeah, it is January.
In and anchored at Muertos at 2pm.
Saw the mega yacht "Triton" there ~ wonder if U2 was aboard...
Then another mega yacht came in...
Then a mini mega yacht.
Talk about being outnumbered!
Worked on raising our cholesterol and had bacon cheeseburgers for dinner.
Saturday January 3rd, 2009
The 3 year anniversary of my sister passing away...
I did ok this year as my mind was on the passage.
Didn't mean I didn't miss her, I just didn't dwell on it for hours and let it get me down.
But look how cute we were when we were little!
Ok, back to Mexico.
Headed out at 8:15.
Smooth, calm and very little wind.
Snacked, napped, read and watched.
Then watched some more.
Watched the sunset and prepared for the night ahead.
Made pork tenderloin and let everyone help themselves.
Set up our 2.5 hour nightwatches.
Amazing how fast a 2.5 hour watch goes by after those years of 4 and 5 hour watches!
And quite lovely with a mp3 player instead of two cassette tapes that I would listen to over and over and over and over and over...
At some point here it turned in to:
Sunday, January 4th, 2009
Watched each ferry cross above us.
Then here came the sun with the shore of Mazatlan not far behind!In to The Old Harbor at 9:15, so a 25 hour crossing!
Beats the old days on "Thistle"!
Then the hard part... anchoring.
It took us 3 tries to anchor.
That was a first!
The second time we pulled up some ratty, nasty old fishing net.
Oh, now we got why our anchor wasn't setting.
Third time was the charm.
Oh, look what followed us in a few hours later, "Turmoil"...
They had to call Port Control and have a captain come out.
Wonder how much they get charged for that?
Then we watched the goofy double and triple decker tourist catamarans go in an out.Gee, makes you want to run right out and go on a booze cruise in Mazatlan huh?
Made cream cheese stuffed, panko crumb encrusted chicken, along with mashed potatoes, fresh green beans and salad.
To bed early for marathon sleep.
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