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Monthly Archives: December 2012

Preparing to leave Loreto back to San Carlos

Preparing to leave Loreto back to San Carlos

Odds are we might get a light south wind tomorrow so we will be heading for home very soon and will be back in San Carlos in a few days!!!!

I don’t know what it is about Isla Coronado in the Loreto Bay Marine Park but the sunrises and sunsets are some of the most dramatic I have ever seen in the Sea of Cortes!!!


Steve & Brenda from B.C.

Steve & Brenda from B.C.

Just finished one of our best Cruising Multihull courses with Steve and Brenda from British Columbia. We did this course in the Loreto Bay Marine Park which lies about  109 nautical miles almost due south of San Carlos. I have so many great pictures for this course it will be hard to post them all. During the trip we encountered Jumping Mantas and Spy Hopping Dolphins at isla Coronado and while anchored at Ballandra on isla Carmen I viewed the best meteor shower I have ever seen in my whole life!!!


Fishing was excellent on this trip we landed skip jacks, sierras, yellow tail and almost landed a 15 plus pound dorado in the clear 73 degree water that we sailed in. Here a just a few pictures of the trip. When I get back to San Carlos I will put up another post on our great hike on isla Carmen as well!!!


Below are just a few pictures


Excellent Sail from San Carlos to Loreto

Excellent Sail from San Carlos to Loreto

We left San Carlos on the 5th of December in the afternoon around 3 p.m. and averaged 6 knots on our way to isla Coronado, the northern most island in the Bay of Loreto Marine Park. We sailed over 60 miles before the wind died on us and thus had to crank up the Kamakazi, divine wind, 38 horse power yanmar. The Windsplitter handled like a dream and I used no atuopilot on the trip over during the sail and never touched the helm. The boat balanced perfectly in the 3 to 4 foot beam seas so we simply trimmed the sails locked the helm and had a few cold Noche Buena cervezas, the best bear in Mexico, as we cruised off into the sunsett. We even caught up to a monohull that had left san carlos a good hour before we did. Nothing like a trimaran on a reach!!!!!