Isla Cedros to Bahia Tortugas
Feb 25, 2006
|The weather was fine so in the middle of heading to Colnett, after fixing a small sea water leak from an old LP locker vent, we decided to head straight to Isla Cedros (Cedros Island) about 240 miles to the south. So we headed 15 miles off shore to clear Sacramento Reef and other hazards and settled in for the night.
Julie did her first night watch and I was a little concerned for she kept falling asleep on her day watch!! But she did OK and best of all she has not been sea sick (knock wood) the whole way. I am very proud of my first mate. Had a good run and anchored off of Cedros Village by midnight on Feb 26th.
Weighed anchor at 0745 and headed for Bahia Tortugas (Turtle Bay) about 20 mi to the south and past Point Euginia. We were in company of about 20 hump back whales the whole way, we heading south and they heading north. It was a beautiful sight as they spouted and dived, mothers with their new calves passing a mile off.
Got to Bahia Tortugas about 12:30pm and again had a 20k head wind as we came in to the bay. Anchored in 15ft of water, declared "cocktail hour", I BBQ chicken and apple sausage as Julie made a plate of veggies, cheese, and crackers. What a wonderful day it had been, we were tired but felt good.
We got up in the morning to cloudy skies and by 10pm it was blowing 25k, decide to move to a better anchor spot and after we dropped the hook the wind went to 35k so I let out 150ft chain in 15ft of water and we held fine...continued to blow for the next 2 days.
This morning Mar 02 it is Julies birthday and the weather is fine so we are going to finally get off the boat and go to town.
See ya later!!!
Live Long and Improper, Ken & Julie
call sign: WDC8241