16 nm from Muertos to 1 night at Bahia Honda

After three nights in Ensenada Muertos, we felt it was time to move on. Our plan was to go around the corner to the next bay, to a little village called Pixvae, and see if we could anchor and get some provisions. But when we went there we did not feel confident about our ability to land the dinghy thru the surf, and so we motored on, to our next planned destination, Isla Medidor.

As we approached Isla Medidor, we heard WAHOO, KETCHING UP, and DELFIN SOLO on the VHF radio. The crew of KETCHING UP were excited about their previous day fishing when Noel had landed a 200 lb Marlin (released), and they caught a four and half foot, 45lb Dorado! We were headed into the anchorage at Isla Medidor until KETCHING UP told us that they had anchored there a few nights before and were concerned about some of the Panga fishermen who appeared to be eyeing their dinghy for a possible theft. When we pulled into the anchorage, there were about 3-4 pangas all parked there, and so, especially since the other three boats were headed to Bahia Honda, only a few more miles away, we decided to forego Isla Medidor and join the party at Bahia Honda.

Our total distance from Ensenada Muertos to Bahia Honda was about 16 nm. DELFIN SOLO was already there, and after we, K.U., and Wahoo joined them, we only stayed one night. We anchored off of the little village on Talon Island in the middle of the bay. It was a very busy few hours as we went ashore and got what provisions we could (Eggs, Potatoes, Coke, Beer, and Chocolate, but no Bread) and then, working with a friendly local named Domingo, every boat took on diesel fuel.

RHAPSODY was the last boat to take on fuel. DELFIN SOLO had gotten theirs previously, but by the time KETCHING UP and WAHOO got theirs, it was already 4-5pm and starting to rain. Using jerry cans borrowed from the other boats as well as a few of Domingo's, along with a nice electric pump we borrowed from WAHOO. we transferred 55 gallons into Rhapsody's fuel tanks as it got dark and then rained pretty hard.

By the time we got the boat back together, returnd the jerry cans and pump, had a bite of dinner, and I took a shower to rid myself of a coating of diesel fuel, it was already 10:00 pm and time to call it a night. When we got up the next morning, the consensus was that all the boats were leaving. By the time we got RHAPSODY ready to go by about 10:00 am, WAHOO, KETCHING UP, and DELFIN SOLO had already left. We upped anchor and followed them out to sea.

Our next destination: Isla Santa Catalina.