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Local fishermen returning to Guaymas
Local fishermen returning to Guaymas

A Perfect Day of Cruising

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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.

Local fishermen returning to Guaymas

Local fishermen returning to Guaymas

Sully wanted to be outside for our first passage in a long time

Sully wanted to be outside for our first passage in a long time

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.

Reading about Canadian Outlaws

Reading about Canadian Outlaws

I caught a tiny bonito!

I caught a tiny bonito!

Cockpit snacks

Cockpit snacks

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.

Sailing with the jib unfurled

Sailing with the jib unfurled

We're happy to be sailing again

We’re happy to be sailing again

The water rushing along the port side

The water rushing along the port side

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.

The anchorage at Caleta La Posada

The anchorage at Caleta La Posada

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  1. Good to see the old Astraea sailing again. Have a wonderful season!

    • Thanks Rich! We are having a good time but soon we’ll have to return to the reality of a job.

      • Your blogs have carried me back to happy days on the Astraea. Thank you.
        For sure, going back to work will be a shock. But, you’ll have a great wealth of memories to fall back on. And Sully will certainly treasure these days all of his life!

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