|Scallop shells on San Marte beach|
The treat of the day was a long line of dolphins heading south east in front of us. They were too far off to get good pictures or video, but none the less a highlight. Not enough wind to raise the sails even a few hours out, so we continued motoring through the passage between Los Candelaros which are three stubby chunks of rock between Punta Candeleros and Isla Danzante. The wind and chop picked up slightly here. Gap winds and currents caught INTREPID II as we turned from west to north west again towards the "hidden harbour".
|Nearing Punta Candeleros|
On our return we finally checked in at the marina. Constanza efficiently updated our information from the previous year and contacted Singlar Guaymas for us to confirm they still are expecting us to arrive in mid April. She stated there was a chance the fuel dock was low on fuel. They would try to save us some, so we thought it best to head over asap. That meant tying the dinghy to our mooring to save it, motor to the fuel dock, hover until one boat left and we were able to slide in. Then we waited while a power boat took on copious amounts of diesel. Eventually we had our 60 gallons on board, topped up the water in our port tank and headed back to the mooring. Time to relax a bit. We treated ourselves to a ride ashore once more as the water was calm to dine at the Puerto Bello restaurant overlooking the bay. They served excellent food, if a bit pricey; good service and very enjoyable. A quiet night and no need to maintain an anchor watch.
Tuesday morning. I am aiming to complete blog updates. We will head north again, possibly to Isla Coronados for a night, then on to Bahia San Juanico to wait out more northers. The forecast states to expect them tomorrow instead of Thursday. We may experience blustery conditions as we move north.
Hope all is well with everyone. Fair winds to our cruising friends.