We’ve made it to Turtle Bay!

We made it to Turtle Bay and it only took us 3 days shy of 3 months since we departed, and it still feels fast! We left the US three weeks ago and we’ve only made it to Turtle Bay. We were actually going to make a few more stops prior to sailing in to Turtle Bay, but our GRIB files that we downloaded with our PredictWind subscription gave us warning of winds that we would want to find protection from. 

Of course whether is always the number one determining factor on where we go and how long we stay, so we ended up moving a little faster than we hoped for on this first leg of Baja Norte. Never the less, we have been having a blast! We started buddy boating with two single handed Canadians. We like to refer to them as “the crazy Canadians”. Pete  and Andrew have been a hoot, to say the least, and super awesome to have buddy boating along with us. To make things even better, our good friend and old slip neighbor Casey, from Sausalito, sailed down from San Francisco and met us at Isla San Martin. He left Nov 1st and united with us on the 7th. What an amazing trek! 

Now we are a buddy boating group of 4! 

  
 

A sheepshead that Christian speared and Yellowfin that Emma caught!

  
 

Ellamae’s 8th Birthday!

 
  
     

 

Bahia Tortuga

  
  

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6 thoughts on “We’ve made it to Turtle Bay!

  1. Mike Casey

    Great times afloat. If you get a chance to hit Thetis Bank on the way to Santa Maria, it is usually a super seamount to find Dorado, Tuna, and the bigger pelagics. If the weather is right, I would jump in the water and hope that you would attract some tuna to spear. otherwise once anchored at Punta Hughes or in the Santa Maria Bay, take the dinghy out and up north, there are still some nice kelp beds for yellow tail, lobster and more. Troll at 8 knots early in the am and land a Wahoo.

    Glad to hear all is well. Mike Casey

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  2. evsail

    The laundry looks familiar! Here in Huahine, French Polynesia—at least it gets a good rinse from the nightly rain!! and dries quickly with the Trade Winds : ) You are going to LOVE it here when you cross over. So exciting to see the Southern Cross, manta rays, dolphins, turtles, incredible fish with their colorful displays : ) OMG This is fabulous!!

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