Tuesday, February 17, 2009

¡Mazatlan - en el último!

We made it! It took a night in Caleta Lobos, a night in Bahia de Muertos, plus 34 hours to cross the Sea of Cortez but we did it. We had good winds and were able to sail/motor sail for most of the crossing, but had some pretty rough waves for the first half. So, not much sleeping - except for naps in the cockpit.

We saw some beautiful sunsets and sunrises, plus sea lions, whales, and dolphins. The most amazing sight - sailing along at night watching the dolphins lit up by the phosphorescence. They looked ghostly as they dove and jumped around the boat - wish we could have got pictures!

We were pretty pooped when we pulled into Mazatlan, but settled in very quickly. Mazatlan is so different than the Baha - very tropical. Plus, we are staying in the El Cid Marina - a very nice resort. There are two pools (including the swim up bar), a huge hot tub, volleyball, bars, cafes, plus lots more amenities. I think we will be very comfortable here.

We hit two happy hours, the hot tub, and were in bed before 9pm - oh my.

Carnival starts Thursday - yahoo!

5 comments:

Jim and Heather on Meerkat said...

Congrats on making the crossing! Old Town Mazatlan is awesome - have fun and enjoy Carnaval!

Anonymous said...

Please call me about the in-laws trip before you go to too many happy hours. Thanks. E

Anonymous said...

we miss you alot, but sounds like you'll have a great time!

ana

Anonymous said...

Glad to see you made it safely even with 'El Feyo' Doug on his 'ever alert' watch.

El Guapo

Ness, Eric and Gavin said...

LAND ho! Enjoy the amenities at the resort! Betcha you guys were in need of a hot tub and a bed that is not floating!