We traveled with Sunbaby from Mazatlan to Bahia de los Muertos in the first ever Just A Minute Invitational Fishing Derby. After listening to all sorts of big talk from Patrick and Jack for days before we left, Bill smoked their hinies. Just a Minute landed four fish, all little skipjacks that aren't even good to eat. Meanwhile Bill pulled in his first dorado ever, and it was definitely a keeper. All 55" of it! Once at Muertos, Sue whipped up some ceviche and we all got to enjoy it.
On our trip over we saw our first sea turtle! He was an Olive Ridley, about as round as a car tire. He popped up right in front of our boat as we were motoring along and I had to swerve to miss him. We passed him about twenty feet off the side of our boat and got a good long look at him as we went by. It was thrilling to see a sea turtle in the wild. We also saw lots of flying fish. When we first saw them, we mistook them for birds because they really do fly, and for long ways. However, when they are done flying they just dive back into the water and disappear. They are really neat to watch.
Since arriving in La Paz, we have secured berth at the Singlar marina on the edge of town in company with Summerwings and Sunbaby. It's great to see Summerwings again. Kim and Ken are finishing up their time in Baja and have their catamaran for sale. Here's a link for those interested in joining us down here http://home.mindspring.com/~kkcordes/id22.html Summerwings is ready to go, all you need to start are bed sheets and some food, all for under $175K. If we had seen this boat when we were looking, we would have jumped on it - well maintained, outfitted for cruising and ready to go. We almost missed seeing Kim and Ken. However, when they heard Sunbaby and Just a Minute were returning to La Paz, they postponed their departure by four or five days, so we could all get together. We've spent the last couple of days hanging out together. It's been a lot of fun - maybe a little too much fun.
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