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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...

Monday, June 22, 2009

Motoring Up the Inside of Isla Cedros

Marathon sleep in Turtle Bay last night!
The eaters guys were all so happy to be able to go to bed at 8 pm and sleep until 5 am.
Me too...
The Clan, as we are now calling our group of 4 boats, us, "Capricorn Cat", "Bristol Blue" and "Allegria" all left the anchorage around 6:30 am, when it was light enough to see well.
There was some good sized leftover lump and seas from yesterday afternoon's winds, but still quite comfortable.
We did have a close encounter with a whale.
And a great dolphin show.
Now we are motoring up the lee side of Isla Cedros and will anchor in the North anchorage for the afternoon and evening.
Plans are to head North again at some weird un-civilized hour of the morning and head to Bahia San Carlos, some 80 miles to weather.
The North end of the island gets a lot of wind, swells and mixed seas.
This is the spot all of our already further North friends have gotten hammered, including "Vela" who is about a day ahead of us.
BUT, I have said my prayers to the Weather God and remember we saved that turtle last summer?
So all should be well.

I have good internet connection here and two eaters guys on watch, so will now answer some of the questions from my three readers:

Internet connection ~ Eric, the Mexican cell phone company, Telcel sells a unit called "3G". Anywhere you show 2-3 bars on your Mexican cell phone, you can get internet. The cost was a few hundred US total for these few months, but we can use the unit later and/or sell it to some friends headed South. Worth every peso to me... I like to be able to email my Mommy, update my blog for my three readers and have recently gotten addicted to Facebook (better than other addiction I could have...). And WEATHER!!! Worth every peso to be able to check all the weather sites. Also we have a big antenna we use at some places. Jim can fill you in on all the details when we sit on your mooring in Newport Beach, right? Ha ha!

Socks ~ Yes, Jomamma I am now wearing socks!! I have been for days. And you want to know the cool thing about socks? If you gain or lose weight, they still fit!!

Photos ~ I will load photos eventually, but checking weather is more important to Jim (and me) right now. And by not loading photos now, I keep you in suspense...


Doug and Carla Scott said...

Happy to hear that you are safe and sound. Keep on truckin'!

judith said...

You are killing me! I NEEEEED photos and maps, I love maps. I have the perfect yarn picked out for your socks. Size 5 1/2??? Low tops or standard? Hey I'm on facebook too, I'm not real crazy about it.

Ray and Lucy said...

Sounds like you guys are having a good trip so far. Stay safe and may the weather gods be with you.

Ray and Lucy

Anonymous said...

Hi Guys,
We've got a trimaran on the mooring right now, but they are going to haul at Knight and Carver from July 7-July 16. The mooring is yours for that time if you want it.


Anonymous said...

Happy sailing. May the wind be in your favor. Love reading your blog.

Anita & Stu

Unknown said...

Hi Meerkat Crew,

We have caught up with you now, and are watching your progress. From our experience, you may still be waiting to jump around the north corner of Cedros and may get this before getting to San Carlos. What an adventure you've had so far. So happy to hear that you are in good company. Is Lovely Rita bashing up on her own?

We are in Newport and woke up to an easterly wind. We wonder if you can feel it, too.

We love you guys and anxiously wait for another entry. The Shals