Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Marlin Sashimi in Isla San Francisco

We spent a very relaxing day in San Evaristo with friends today.  The morning started with a 3.5-4 miles run up through the hills.  As we ran up and over the hills that flank the bay to the southwest we looked down at the Liahona and the other 4 boats anchored there with us and thought "who gets this view on a morning run"?  It was beautiful and helps a little with the pain of running, especially in the 85 degrees even early in the morning.

 Sunrise in San Evaristo

Sunset in Isla San Francisco

There is another norther on the way and it was supposed to hit this afternoon so we planned to wait until it started to blow to make the short 9 miles south to Isla San Francisco under brisk winds behind us accompanied by mostly flat seas.  The norther is supposed to blow 20-30 knots for the next two and a half days.  By tomorrow the sea will be pretty lumpy with white caps and building as the days go on.  The wind shifted from a soft east wind to a brisk north wind around 3pm so we quickly readied the Liahona, pulled anchor and headed out.  The sail was perfect!  Fairly calm seas with 13-20 knots of wind off the stern.  It didn't take long to reach our destination as we were moving along swiftly at about 7 knots or so.  

We pulled into a very calm, protected bay and anchored along the northwest shore.  The water clarity for the last week or so has been insanely clear every where we have been.  More clear than I can remember anytime in the last 2 years.  After anchoring we enjoyed a gorgeous sunset with the Gigantas Mountains as a perfect backdrop then prepared our gourmet meal, striped marlin sashimi.  Complete with rice rolls, wasabi, soy sauce, lime and some poblano peppers.  Delicious.  

Ciao for now.

SV Liahona

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