Life was about to change. The weather was very calm that morning when we pulled anchor and headed south. We were completing the Sea of Cortez. Even though we had the entire trip south to do, there was much less to see on the east side of the Sea of Cortez as the mainland was lower lying sand bars and fewer rocky bays. We had a reservation for a month of moorage in San Carlos. Barb needed to get back to San Diego for a few days of work and following that I planned to fly to Texas and visit my son, Nick and his Fiancée Marissa for their wedding shower; following that, I wanted to travel to Seattle to see Kaitlyn, Josh, and visit my new Grandson Matteo. I would stay with the boat while Barb did her travel, and she would stay while I did mine.
We stopped into Bahia San Pedro for a couple of days. It is a well-protected very small cove that turned out to be beautiful. There were wonderful caves and rocks to explore and great swimming.
It was a fitting last stop with no issues with the wind. We relaxed in the sun and swam but after a couple of days it was time to move on.
We finally pulled into San Carlos. When we arrived, we were actually three days early for our reservation, but they were happy to welcome us early and provide us with a slip.
We had a couple of days to clean the boat and walk the marina looking for cold beverages.
I was able to locate a very convenient watering hole.
While cruising, the wind, cooled by the sea, seems to loft through the pilot house between the port and starboard open doors and keep us cool. If things get too hot, I can sit on the bow or sit out on the after deck. The world seems right as rain. In the marina, it is oppressively hot. It is only April, and the boat is reaching 90 degrees in the pilot house, and it is becoming difficult to get to sleep at night. I need a solution. It is only going to get hotter as summer arrives and we travel farther towards the equator.
Time: 11 h 4 m ( 07:06 to 18:10 ) Distance: 77.60 nm
Fuel: 23.04 Gallons Fuel Rate: 2.08 GPH Fuel Economy: 3.37 NM/G
Avg Speed: 7.02 kn Max Speed: 7.95 kn
Engine Runtime Start: 3405.30 Hours Runtime End: 3416.35 Hours Fuel: 23.04 Gallons Fuel Rate: 2.08 GPH Fuel Rate Max: 3.14 GPH Avg RPM: 1201.08 Max RPM: 1255.75 Avg Oil Pressure: 52.07 Low Oil Pressure: 31.91 Avg Temperature: 183.71 Max Temperature: 192.20
Time: 3 h 26 m ( 08:55 to 12:22 ) Distance: 18.94 nm
Fuel: 5.60 Gallons Fuel Rate: 1.63 GPH Fuel Economy: 3.38 NM/G
Avg Speed: 7.24 kn Max Speed: 8.32 kn
Engine Runtime Start: 3416.35 Hours Runtime End: 3419.60 Hours Fuel: 5.60 Gallons Fuel Rate: 1.63 GPH Fuel Rate Max: 5.28 GPH Avg RPM: 1018.82 Max RPM: 1290.00 Avg Oil Pressure: 48.90 Low Oil Pressure: 2.32 Avg Temperature: 182.32 Max Temperature: 193.21