Voyages: Cabo San Lucas
and Vickie Gehrke (Cherish, #682) describe their cruise from
Channel Island Marina to Cabo San Lucas in November 1992
Our trip to Cabo in the winter of '92 was tremendous. If
you are an owner of a '34 you need and should take an extended
cruise. It is a wonderful experience that you will never
forget or regret.
Take the time and JUST DO IT! In that year
the LA basin received 26" of rain, twice the annual
rainfall. We went though five storms, had engine trouble, and
ran out of bread, but what a trip we had. We followed the
history of Juan Cabrillo and earlier sailors, explorers who
had sailed this course. It made the trip that more
interesting. One night as we were getting ready to leave our
anchorage, the wind went from 5kts to about 20kts. We waited
but the wind increased and was followed by heavy rain.
Naturally we were on a lee shore at Bahia Santa Maria with no
life (or help if needed) on shore.
Our 17yr old son had set
the anchor on about 10 to 1. We held even when the winds
reached gust of 40's. Our 11yr old daughter made a medal from
construction paper in the morning and we had an award ceremony
to our "No 1 anchorman". Later when we got to Cabo
that storm was all the talk with the cruisers we meet there.
We had a party when we crossed the Mexican border complete
with "Champainge and noise makers and popers" at
When we crossed into the Tropic of Cancer, I
ended up partying by myself. (It was again in the middle of
the night.) We finally reached Cabo after a leisure trip of
about two weeks down the coast and had Christmas on Cherish.
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