Monday, December 13, 2010

Leaving Los Cabos San Jose

After a midnight departure on Wednesday, December 8, from Bahia Santa Maria, we rounded Cabos San Lucas approximately 9:00 a.m. on Friday, December 9, slightly behind schedule - behind schedule due to what appeared to be a lack of oil pressure on Odessa's engine.  Fortunately (or unfortunately as there was no wind and we were motoring) the seas were calm enough to allow us to check the oil on the engine.  Everything looked okay, but why did the gauge continue to drop to zero?  Michael put in a call to Mark, our diesel mechanic back in Seattle, and hoped he would return the call.  In the meantime, we babied the motor along at an RPM that seemed to make the gauge happy and keep it in the "green" for the oil pressure.  Ponderosa slowed down with us as we rounded our southernmost destination on the Baja peninsula.  Mark did call back and after consulting with him, decided it was a faulty sending unit and not to fear running the engine at higher RPMs.  So, back up to speed as Cabos San Lucas faded in the distance and we headed 20 nautical miles to Puerto Los Cabos.

The marina is quite beautiful and we continue to be impressed with the friendliness of the locals.  The art of artist Leonora Carrington lines the walkways of the marina and we enjoy walking through our own outdoor art gallery. 

The roosters from the nearby community crow in the morning letting us know it's time to get up and get busy.  We have a planned departure of 10:00 a.m. this morning heading for the anchorage of Los Frailes as we work our way toward La Paz.

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