Cabo San Lucas

Clark May 1st, 2008

Condesa is now anchored in Cabo San Lucas, amid squadrons of sea lice (jet skis). At the moment there are no less than four giant cruise ships anchored in the bay, with their shoreboats running round-the-clock carrying passengers ashore to shop before ferrying them back out the the feeding troughs. Cabo is still a beautiful place and the water is clear. I just wish they could turn down the volume a bit. The dry desert air has made all the ropes on Condesa stiff and cranky, and the sails are so dry and stiff I can’t get the covers over them.

Since the last post I’ve had visitors galore, now that I’m getting close to California and cheap flights. After my mom left Bahia Tenacatita I sailed to Yelapa to meet my stepmom, little brother and sister for my stepmom’s 50th birthday. Yelapa is still charming, but a few days is just the right amount of time to spend there. There are some resident American hippies who are fun to get to know at first, but you can just tell that if you stayed around long enough you’d end up with a shiv in your kidney. One guy was pumping up a fire on the beach for a big full moon party. When it didn’t materialize we asked him what happened the next day: ‘Why the fuck does everyone need me to make a fucking fire?’ (Maybe because you were the one going around all day saying you were going to make a fire on the beach?)

I charged 200 miles north to Mazatlan, where Elias met me to sail across the Sea of Cortez. We caught a big mahi mahi right outside of Cabo, which I’m still eating my way through. Elias left Tuesday and had to get a steroid shot back in the US for all his jellyfish stings. Good times.

My dad gets here on Saturday to do the final push back to California.

Unfortunately this website is still experiencing technical difficulties, so I can’t upload any photos. I could repeat what the problem is, but it would just confuse us all…something about the cat, chased by the dog that turns the fan that pushes the bits down the Internets. Internet cafes have been few and far between, so now I’m getting caught up.

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Comment by Jeff
2008-05-02 13:09:59

Hey Clark,
Saw a write up that mentioned your run in with the container ship in SEA Mag still making waves, cool. So I am going to be moving my Island Trader from Puerto Salina Marina, Mexico (between Rosorito and Ensenada) to Wilmington CA from May 20th till we get there. Where are you headed and what does your float plan look like? Just wondered if we might run into you down there (not literally).

Comment by Clark
2008-05-02 17:46:31

Hey Jeff,

Unfortunately my dad gets here in the morning and we’re off. By the time you get going I should be back in, eh gads, California. Should be in San Diego or Newport though.


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