Archive for November 12th, 2009

Bahia Tortugas/San Bartolome Bay

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

We came into Turtle Bay to work on the wind vane and stayed a while waiting for wind to take us further south. It was a beautiful sunrise landfall.

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We picked up borders overnight who did not fare well but will make some sweet, sweet bait.

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Squid Girl with all but one; the stinky one that we didn’t find for 3 days. She thought it was me, I thought it might be me, but it was a dried deck squid. 

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We sailed into the  channel with Monte Bartolome to the north. 

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Sargazo Point is a lonely posting for the lighthouse keeper. They pass the time by whitewashing rocks and spelling things out and lining the road with them.

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Gritty downtown Bahia Tortugas.


The new cemetery.

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Most towns have a fuel dock. Bahia Tortugas has an entire fuel hill. We didn’t get fuel but we did eat fish tacos and saw some great puppy washin’.

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We saw a lot of interesting dogs. None of them appeared to have rabies in spite of the convictions of our travel medicine advisors at UW.

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This one was too sleepy to show signs of any pathology.

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This one is ready for winter even though it was 85 F in the shade.


During our entire four days here we were unknowingly running one hour behind all the locals.  That explains the Angelus Bells ringing at 5 PM from the little church.

We knocked out two good days of boat projects, plus a day of cleaning and laundry, and we’ve re-stocked our fruit and veg bins with some great items (S is flaming off a load of bananas foster as I write).   We’re ready to move south.

27°41.80’N 114°52.82’W 11-Nov-09 21:10 PST