Thursday, June 3, 2010

On our way to Mazatlan!

I know, we were supposed to be heading to Puerta Vallarta/Banderas Bay, but... the wind and the current just weren't cooperating and we were going very slow. So, we took a left turn at Isla Cerralvo and are currently motor/sailing across the Sea towards Mazatlan. Not much wind out here and the Sea is a little rolly, but the sun is finally coming out and we are forecasted to have some wind from the south this afternoon so that we can sail. Hope so!

We should be in Mazatlan in the morning and are looking forward to it. We fell in love with the old part of the city last year and we are anxious to do some more exploring, plus eating lots of those huge shrimp. Yum!

Sorry to report, but we haven't got any fish yet. Doug has been dragging the hand lines, but no luck. Maybe today...

We have some good news to report though, we made our first batch of fresh water from salt water. It is rated as "pure" with only 119 Total Desolved Solids (TDS) and tastes just wonderful. It is a miracle!

Our trip so far:

First day out, we motored from La Paz to Playa La Bonanza on Isla Espiritu Santo, which was about 21 miles.

Our second day out, we motor/sailed 114 miles and are about in the middle of the Sea of Cortez - no land in site and very few boats out here. It seems like we only see the big ships at night - during the day nothing. Go figure!

We have 110 more miles to go to reach Mazatlan - so one more overnighter. We are getting pretty good at these, but always look forward to getting back to our normal sleeping schedules.

We plan on spending a couple of days in Mazatlan and then will continue our trek South. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate and we will be able to stop at Isla Isabella - the Mexican Galapagos. I really want to see all of the colorful booby birds!

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Steve said...

Oh man!!! President Calderón just declared a national emergency. Seems that most of the tequila in Mexico was shipped to P.V. in anticipation of your being there. Extreme shortages reported between Mazatlán and Acapulco.

Jim and Heather on Meerkat said...

Don't forget to eat ribs at Fat Fish in Maz! Enjoy Isabella if you go there - loved it both times I was there.