Sunday, November 29, 2009


Capaz sailing under spinaker

Totem sailing away from Los Muertos

Ensenada de los Muertos, BCS, Mexico
November 29, 2009

Boys sorting through shells and rocks

Agave cactus spiked bloom - looks like a sapling in the middle of the desert

PJ and Behan on their big desert hike to the other anchorage from Bonanza

We got in a good sail today! I can't even tell you how long it has been since we have had a good sail (I am thinking coming into Cabo San Lucas!!!). We have been making tracks or hanging out in beautiful anchorages alot lately and that doesn't match up with sailing conditions.
Today, we awoke to the night's winds still blowing. We pulled our anchor, hoisted our sails and off we went on a nice reach. As we approached the Canal Cerralvo, we figured the wind would die and we would have to motor the remainder of the way to Ensenada de los Muertos. The wind gods smiled on us and the morning only lightened a bit (a little motor sailing kept us moving) and then, the breeze picked up from behind us allowing us to sail all the way around Punta Perico. How nice it was!
We have also broken our streak of being skunked in the fishing department. We did only thing left to do! We hoist a glass of rum to Poseidon this morning. We feel as though we may be on parole because the only fish we caught was a Skip Jack which we think we might try making into fish jerky with our solar oven. There was momentary excitement when a marlin leaped 5 or 6 times just to windward of our handlines. Evidently, he wasn't hungry.
It is pretty windy here (we are anchored just behind a low spot of land), but the water is pretty flat. There used to be free internet here, but we may have to go into the beach bar and buy a beer and some nachos.
An interesting note: there is a push to change the name of this bay to Bahia de los Suenos which translates to Bay of Dreams. This would be promoted by the golf course owners and the developers selling the pieces of property where mega estates are being built. It is rumored the original name, Ensenada de los Muertos or Cove of the Dead, actually came from silver mining days and "the dead" refer to the logs somehow used in the mining process that I guess ended up in the bay. Cruiser are definitely still attached to the old name, it would be interesting to see what the place is called in 5 or 10 years.

Train that runs along the bottom of the mezzanine at the Bay of Dreams Resort

PJ internetting at the Bay of Dreams Resort

Big Sandcastle building project at Los Muertos

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