Alone for the first time and Brian’s off to hunt the reef

We're anchored today at Painted Cliffs, an anchorage on the east side of Isla Carmen.  Painted Cliffs is lovely.  Surrounded on three sides by the mountains, there are multiple peaks that have collapsed in dramatic rockfalls to the water, exposing the gravelly faces inside.  Each of them is a different shade of orange, pink, blue, …

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Loreto (again) and El Refugio

As planned, but naturally, a day late we left Ballandras and motored across the channel to Loreto.  The open roadstead anchorage was decently calm so we dropped the hook in 10' of water and went to shore to take care of business.  A couple of hours later the trash was dropped off, groceries acquired, and …

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Movin’ on. Bahia Ballandera

We finally, finally pried ourselves away from Callanderos on Wednesday morning and headed 20 nautical miles north to Ballandras. It's a really lovely & round little anchorage protected from all sides except the West.  We're rolling the dice with the local nightly Coromel winds by being here, but the weather has been really settled lately …

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Flop Stops and staying put

So, once again we changed our plans and are still at Bahia Candeleros.  Last night our resistance to temptation broke down and we went to shore for dinner with our friends from Discovery.  Climbing back on board afterwards I managed to trip over a cushion and stub my toe really badly.  Blah.  As a result, …

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