Wednesday, January 15, 2014

This Is Not About Our Trip To The Copper Canyon

Eastern Shore of Isla San Francisco
Yesterday I wrote that this post would be about our November trip to the Copper Canyon. As often happens with my plans, there is a complication. In all of the excitement of the squirrel and the issue of not having legal tourist permits, I went to the Copper Canyon with a dead back-up battery for my camera and no battery charger. As a result, most of my best photos are in mike's camera which is with him in Seattle. So, the Copper Canyon will have to wait for another time. (Apologies again for the non-capitalized letter m. I have got to get around to calling HP Support about that.)

Leaving San Carlos Bay
We left marina Real on Nov. 16 and moved to our friends' mooring ball in San Carlos Bay. It was nice to be close to town to do laundry and last minute provisioning. Being at anchor for a few days after months in a marina also gives my body a chance to readjust and avoid some of the seasickness. We left San Carlos at 9:30 am on the 19th and arrived at Isla Coronados 21 hours later. It was calm seas and light winds all the way. We ran the engine more than we would have liked, but I'm always grateful for a peaceful crossing.

Sunrise Isla Coronados
We spent a couple of days at Isla Coronados, anchored with our dear friends Thea and Jonathan from Escondido and then headed south visiting some of the lovely islands and anchorages we had seen on our trip north last July. One thing we both realized is that we have been traveling too fast and have not spent enough time exploring the Sea of Cortez. A lifetime would not be too much! We have also learned to be flexible and not afraid of changing direction. So rather than make the El Salvador Rally this spring as previously planned, we will be heading north in late spring, back to the Sea of Cortez, happily looking forward to enjoying it all at a more leisurely pace this time around.

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