The passage was a little bumpy during the night – lots of waves but not much wind – and no wind during the days. But the second night was the worst, we got no sleep and were tossed much of the night. This is a shortcut that is not worth it – go to Mazatlan to cross where you are further from the Cape and its winds. My fitbit knock-off measures my sleep patterns – for this night it showed three sleep sessions, one for 45 minutes, one for an hour and 15 minutes and a third for 15 minutes. Not quite a night’s sleep!
However we did have one tremendous event – Jon caught a tuna! It was just a tiny (5 pound?) skipjack tuna, but we enjoyed the fillets very much.
But Monday morning at 8:30 we were anchored in a lovely quiet anchorage, Los Frailes, the only boat. The entry is quite dramatic with a cliff to the right/north of the bay. We slept. Then slept some more. Then made some dinner and went to bed early. At 6:30 the next morning we were on our way to Los Muertos.
Los Muertos is just slightly less remote than Los Frailes, having a restaurant and nearby resort to its fame. The restaurant, Restaurant 1535, has nearly adequate internet for my laptop – I never did convince the iPads to connect. It also has good if not extraordinary food: I ordered a chili relleno with shrimp and it was very nice, Jon’s salad was acceptable. If I had to pick one, and didn’t need the dubious benefit of internet and restaurant, Los Frailes was more isolated and more to our liking.
Our next stop will be Puerto Balarta. We could go all the way to La Paz, but it looks like a lovely stop.