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If you found this blog via a link from a cruising site ~ we did cruise Mexico on our Ocean 49 cat for a season. See the first text box on the right for links to our preparations, trip down Baja, life in Mexico, cruising and trip back up to SoCal. Unfortunately we are back to the grind in the USA...

Friday, April 17, 2009

"Squid Marks" or "Waiting Out a Norther in Muertos"

This is what we find after crossing The Sea of Cortez.
Suicidal squids have left their marks.So we peel them off the deck and eat them toss their little carcasses overboard.


Along with a few flying fish...
One who ended his flying fish life peacefully in our dinghy.



So now we sit at anchor in Muertos waiting for a Norther to blow through.
We watch whales cruise by the anchorage with whale watching pangas way too close to them.We read.
We make french toast out of stale bread.
We bake fresh bread.
We swim.
We get over our colds.
We enjoy the beautiful turquoise water.
We see that the restaurant has put out a little dinghy dock.We go to the restaurant on the beach and have giant hamburgers, fries and ice cold beers.We sleep.
We listen to weather and the nets.
We doink around on the internet.
We wash dishes.


We watch three boats sail around the anchorage chasing each other.

We read some more.
We enjoy this Norther.

10 comments:

"Seattle" Heather said...

Sounds like the perfect day to me!

Anonymous said...

How are you getting internet connectivity in Muertos?

Eric

jomamma said...

The perfect life....

Jim and Heather on Meerkat said...

Times have changed down here Eric! The restaurant puts a signal out and we have a big antenna. It's called the "wi-fi method of anchoring". Anchor where you get a signal! The restaurant gives you the code - they want you to come in, eat & drink, so it's all good!

Doug and Carla Scott said...

While you are there... don't forget to check out the resort across the bay. The pools (bring your suits), the train room upstairs, plus the great snorkeling just off the beach. It is worth the trip!

Travis and Maggie said...

this is so inspiring!

Anonymous said...

wow! That's great!

I feel so old.


:)

Eric

capricorncat08 said...

Oh, boy, sounds like you had tons of FUN...not. How scary Jim going up in 20+ knots of wind! I didn't notice any dead sea life on our boat...could have been though!
Boring being on the hard....can't get internet on the boat either....windy as heck here at night. My chest is still hurting but getting better s l o w l y .

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

It's called the "wi-fi method of anchoring". Anchor where you get a signal! The restaurant gives you the code - they want you to come in, eat & drink, so it's all good!Wow! That's just too easy!

I'dve done deep fried squid rings... Just sayin'

Ray and Lucy said...

Glad you guys made it back to the sea safely and I know you are happy that 27 hour stint is over. Times surely have changed as I remember the only thing there was a palapa selling bread and pizzas.