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,
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
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.