Tomorrow we pull up anchor and head for La Paz. Thanksgiving in La Paz, with other “yatistas”, sounds like a 2013 winner. The best part of our sailing now is that we can day sail most of the time. After leaving Cab San Lucas tomorrow morning, we will sail around the cape and anchor tomorrow night at Los Frailes; a village that consists of 20 or so homes and a fly-in hotel (airstrip behind the hotel). After clearing our exit from Cabo at the Port Captain’s office, we stopped at our favorite restaurant. We like it because the proprietor is always smiling, the place sparkles, the food is delicious, the service is impeccable, and they have free Wi-Fi. While eating our tacos faster that you can say “likety split” we happened onto two other couples who have the same travel plans as we do. Yeah! We will have familiar faces at the remote anchorage of Los Frailes. For an introvert, I’ve surprised myself in how much I like seeing other boats go where I’m going.
After Las Frailes, there is another all day sail to Bahia las Muertos. Depending on weather, how much we like the anchorage, or an un-factored event, we will stay there a day and then to La Paz the next day. Sounds like fun, huh? All in all, I hope to do some snorkeling…Captain Chameleon is snorkeling as I write, just off the stern of Seamore Pacific. The water is a deep, clear blue. We are anchored on a sandy shelf that immediately drops off to the ‘submarine canyon’. Deep, deep water lies just a few feet from where our bruce anchor rests. Another reason for us being ready to pull up anchor and head to another anchorage is that where we are now, we need to get up a few times each night to check that our anchor isn’t dragging because of the tide, currents, and wind. No complaints, because it isn’t as though we have to go to work in the morning, but it means we both sleep light. Oh yes, and because Cabo is a party town, there is always the sounding of thumping music; even at 2 a.m. The solitude of Los Frailes may throw me into shock.
Today I enjoyed provisioning. Not knowing what produce will be available makes shopping an adventure. Fortunately for our tastes, we found ample avocadoes, romaine lettuce, queso, limes, tomatoes, plantains, eggs, fresh baked bread, and apples (from the USA). Our fridge is not wanting to shut off when it is suppose to, which is draining our batteries, so until we get to La Paz, I’m avoiding buying anymore meat…just in case the fridge is getting ready to kick the bucket. We like beans, rice, and vegetables, so no real hassle either way. Except, I do like ice in my margaritas.
Until we have internet again, I wish my family and friends the very best.
S/V Seamore Pacific