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Thursday, November 09, 2006

Bahia Santa Maria, Thurs 11/9, 1:30PM (Ginger)

We arrived in Bahia Santa Maria at 8am Sat 11/4, with ahi tuna in the fridge after sailing down from Turtle Bay. Our sail was great though we did have a day of sloppy seas and light winds. We anchored a couple of hours after Baloo and were happy for the rest after 48 hours of travel. We had a little adventure that involved both of us swimming immediately after anchoring here. I'll let Peter fill in the details on his next update. We enjoyed the bay with just a few other boats, explored, snorkeled, hiked and relaxed. The ha ha fleet started arriving Sunday evening and the bay was full by Monday morning. We took advantage of the relatively calm mornings to complete some boat maintenance jobs, installing hardware, fixing things and Peter finally cut my hair. We visited with our Washington friends on the ha ha and enjoyed staying here as they all headed south. Kinship, Wiz and Baloo all stayed here last night but now we're the only sailboat still at anchor in the bay. We took one last snorkel this morning with about 20' visibility and enjoyed seeing all the reef fish and lobsters. On the way back we went ashore for a walk on the beach. We saw a couple of guys on a beach cut off by high tide and Peter picked one of them up and took him back to his panga at the fish camp. Now we're stowing gear, folding up the kayak and dinghy and getting ready for a morning start tomorrow. The forecast is for wind tomorrow so we're looking forward to a nice sail south. It's going to be a big change to see Cabo San Lucas after this beautiful quiet coast so we're getting ready for "Cabo-Wabo!"

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