Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Anchored at Stone Island 12.3.08

We made it - woohoo! We left Mazatlan Marina on Monday and headed South. The day couldn't have been better it was sunny, clear, the wind was 15-20 knots, and we left with a group of 4 boats - S/V Slacker, S/V Tao Min, S/V Lady Hawke, and us. We put up all sails and was scooting along around 5 knots. It was perfect! Stone Island is only about 10 miles from Mazatlan Marina but it was a wonderful sail & a lovely day. We are anchored in about 17ft of water, put the boat away from the sail, and
enjoyed our first evening at anchor with a nice meal.

Tuesday morning we ran the generator and had a nice lazy morning and around 9am jumped in the dinghy and went to shore to explore the island. Mike & Julie from Slacker, Mike & Marylyn from Lady Hawke, and Ed from Dolphin that came with Justin on Tao Min all went for a walk along the island. We introduced Geocaching to the group as there was one here and had a good time looking around for it! It was located inside the grounds of one of the beach restaurants and we chuckled as the employees kept
giving us hints that we were 'Muy Frio' (cold). It was pretty comical as there were 7 people roaming around the restaurant grounds! We all signed the log and checked out the goodies inside and then stayed for an ice cold beer. What a treat! Mike & Julie and Ed had to leave mid morning as they needed to get back to the Marina for her flight back to the states. We continued to explore the island with Mike & Marylyn and decided to stop for a homemade pizza where we left our dinghyies for the day.
Back at the boat, Michael and I had a nice snooze in the sunshine in the cockpit and recovered from our hard day! haha... We made rice and dinghied over to Lady Hawke for a wonderful fajita dinner. They were supposed to have other guests but apparently there was a problem on the road to get here and had to turn back. So we enjoyed an intimate dinner with them! After dinner we played a lively game of Mexican Train Dominoes. is good!

There are currently only 2 boats in the anchorage, us and Lady Hawke. We have a great view of Mazatlan's commercial port and have enjoyed seeing the cruise ships come in and out. There were 2 yesterday and so far 2 today. We're running the generator this morning and listening to the morning nets on the radio and are planning to jump in the dinghy this morning and explore the commercial port. We'll see!

More to follow...


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