On October 28th, we hauled the muddy anchor off the bottom in Guaymas and high tailed it up to San Carlos. Astraea motored out the bay at six knots with her fresh bottom paint and clean propellor.
After rounding the point and turning right towards San Carlos we set the autopilot and started to relax. I threw out a fishing line with low expectations. I hadn’t had success fishing since Sully and I fished off the docks in Mazatlan last spring. Not long after trailing a bright yellow lure behind us we spotted giant fin whales off our port side.
We hung out in the cockpit eating snacks and reading books until our relaxation was interrupted by line screaming out of the fishing rod. We slowed the boat and I reeled in our first fish of the season – a small bonito. The wind was just right so we unfurled the jib and got some motorsailing in on our way to San Carlos.
After sailing almost up to our anchorage we furled the jib and dropped our anchor in 20 feet of water at the beautiful anchorage of Caleta La Posada.
We dinghy’d ashore and had a nice lunch at the Palapa restaurant on the beach and played in the water with Sully. It was a perfect way to spend a day cruising and a great return to Astraea.