As we were reveling in Ken’s dinner catch, Dale looked over at Ken who had a surprised look on his face…whale! About 100 feet off our port side a huge whale surfaced! How amazing! (Of course no picture, although Dale tried!)
As the wind died, we decided that we had better get moving in order to make our anchorage in the daylight. We motored (with our makeshift fan system) to Coronados.
We anchored in the calm bay at Isla Coronados and enjoyed our Dorado filet dinner and a glass of wine. A beautiful night!
The next morning we sailed on to Puerto Escondido. Once there,we were hoping to get a new blower fan or have ours repaired. We have been to this marina twice before and really enjoy it. This time we decided to grab a mooring ball rather than enter the marina. Three reasons…..much less expensive, calmer and more private. Plus a new experience! Ken motored in to the sea of mooring balls and other sailboats. Slowly, slowly we approached the mooring ball of our choice. All of a sudden a gust of wind blew us off and Dale could not reach the ball with our boat hook. Attempt number 2. Ken motored closer and closer…score! Up came the floats and ropes as Ken ran up to assist. We were connected and could now take down our dinghy, Tiny Dancer, to go into the marina to seek assistance with our fan. Hooray! We found Javier. Our guy that helped us get new batteries also helped us with the fan. We are now prepared to cross the Sea to Mazatlan! Three more anchorages and we will take the leap.