//WL2K Playa Coyote, free iPhone!
Bahia Concepcion has been windy. We have had 20+ knots every afternoon since we got here. This seems to have also really stirred up the water and reduced visibility making the snorkeling feel like swimming in chicken noodle soup.
Position Report: we are currently anchored off of Playa Coyote in the southern portion of Bahia Coyote. There are several other boats anchored with us. It’s crowded, but the beach is beautiful and lined with palms, and the mountains’ steep edges begin just beyond the beach.
Fishing Report: one person has told me that our average boat speed of 5kts is a little slow for dorado and recommended 7-10kts. Short of surfing down 15ft. seas, that won’t be happening on Stormy, so I guess we’ll have to hope for slow dorado. Interesting note: the anchorage yesterday at Playa Santispac was full of saltwater catfish that swarm anything you put in the water, including yourself.
Galley Report: Thanks to some local info that was passed on to us from Thomas on Mandolina, we’re going to try collecting some fresh scallops today, and hopefullly, we’ll find some water clear enough to spear a couple triggerfish too. With any luck, I’ll be writing about a magnificent seafood feast in the next post.
Casualty Report: Unfortunately, Heather’s iPhone has decided to leave our company. We caught a ride into Mulege to do some provisioning, and as we rounded one particularly bumpy curve, an attempt to take a photo out the window resulted in an important physics lesson. Search and rescue attempts were called off after 30 minutes and a sunburn. Sadly, any attempts to call Heather will now result in a lonely iphone ringing at the bottom of a canyon on the highway to Mulege. If you’d like a free iphone, the approximate location is: 26°47.974’N, 111°53.249’W.
Aside from the loss, the trip to Mulege was fun. We met a nice guy named Jerry, who first flew down here on his own plane 40 years ago. He eventually built a house and decided to stay. He gave us a ride into town and showed us the sites, and then he topped it all off by treating us to burgers at a local gringo haunt. Thanks, Jerry!
This is the area where Steve and Genny saw whale sharks, so we’re keeping a close watch on the water.
It’s 87° and sunny. All is well on board. Now it’s time to go get some scallops!