We hauled the anchor up after one night in Caleta La Posada and headed in to the inner bay at San Carlos. On the cruiser’s net in the morning we heard there was going to be a dog costume contest at Barracuda Bob’s Cafe at the marina. We went to meet up with our friends from S/V Namaste, John, Cindy and Journey.
On Halloween we met up with our buddy boaters Phil and Debra from S/V Coastal Drifter at their house in San Carlos. They invited us and the gang from S/V Sangvind over for dinner and Trick-or-Treating.
There weren’t as many houses giving out treats as the kids would have liked, so we hopped in Sangvind’s van and Franz and Sylvia took us and the kids around to other neighborhoods in San Carlos in search of Halloween candy.
The next night we rode the bus downtown to Guaymas to see the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) parade.
The next day we went ashore and hiked up to a cave overlooking the bay.
We went for a swim and Sully had fun climbing around on the boom. His balance is much better and he’s our little boat monkey.
On November 5th, we were lucky enough to borrow a car from our friends on Namaste to go into town for parts and groceries. We caught a ride to the dock with our friends Megan and Jonah from Orion because our outboard wasn’t working reliably and they were on a part search as well.
The next day our fridge broke and I needed more refrigerant, so we borrowed the car again and went searching for refrigerant and a filter dryer assembly for the engine run fridge. Some hardware stores were closed because it was Saturday, but we got lucky and found what we needed. We also went by a giant Guaymas sign that we had never seen before.
On Sunday, November 8th we had a good looking weather window to cross the Sea of Cortez so we secured for sea and headed out when the afternoon winds picked up. At first the seas were rough around the point, but after a few hours they settled down and we had a great sail. We were close hauled all the way across to Santa Rosalia. The moon shone bright and the stars were out. It felt wonderful to be underway again. We sailed through the night until the winds dropped off a few hours before dawn. Then I fired up the engine and we motored in to the Fonatur Marina at Santa Rosalia at dawn.