Saturday, November 10, 2012

Heading South Sept. 23 – Oct. 14, 2012

We had a great time in Refugio, but it was time to head south. We sailed with the tide and made good time. We stopped at Las Rocas overnight. The anchorage was calm and no bugs!
The calm anchorage in Las Rocas
The next morning we went to the Village in the Bay of LA to get supplies, then out to Don Juan because hurricane Miriam was threatening. There were 3 boats there when we arrived and another 8 or 9 came in after us. Miriam didn’t come close, but since we were all there, we had an afternoon swim party around ‘Jake’ and later a hurricane pot luck on the beach.
The boats coming into Don Juan
Oct. 1, it is time to leave the group of boats we have been with this summer and make our way to La Paz.  We have a reservation in the marina starting Nov. 1.
We left Don Juan early and traveled 86 miles. We stopped about 10 o’clock for the night at Punta Trinadad. We anchored in the dark and left before sunrise. Sometime this anchorage gets windy at night and blows the boats out of the anchorage. We got lucky and had a calm night.
Leaving Trinadad before sunrise.

A cold morning at sea.

Since we got an early start out of Trinadad, we arrived in Santa Rosalia about 1 in the afternoon. We spent 5 days shopping and eating our way through Santa Rosalia once again. We love this town. After La Paz, this is our favorite.

Sunday, time to leave Santa Rosalia and move south. We sailed 38 miles to Conception Bay. We didn’t plan on going into the bay, so we stopped at Santo Dominica for the night. ‘Nervana’ and ‘Beyond Reason’ were anchored there, so we had cocktails together.

Sailing into La Ramada
We left the next morning for La Ramada. After 43 miles, we anchored about 4:30. We were the only boat there. We stayed 3 days and spent the time snorkeling and clamming. Yumm.

La Ramada


On Thursday, the 11th of Oct. we went around the corner into San Juanico. ‘Manta’ and ‘Pura Vida’ were there. We did a dive with them off the point. We stayed another 3 days before moving on to Escondido.

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