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In late January as we were sailing across the Sea of Cortez to San Carlos from Santa Rosalia, there were strong winds. When we arried in Bahia San Carlos, we learned that seven boats had either broken from their moorings or had dragged their anchors and washed ashore.

After we had anchored Sequitur, we took Non Sequitur around the anchorage shooting photos of the beached boats:









We saw some activity at this last one, and sat in the dinghy watching as a team of commercial salvors hauled her off the rocks. I shot a video of the action, and have finally gotten a good enough sniped wifi connection to upload an 85 meg file to U-Tube: Dream Catcher Off The Rocks

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Oh man - this kind of stuff gives me heartburn. Either that or it's the gefelte-fish sushi roll I had for lunch.

BTW - my wife and I lived in Hermosillo for a year and spent a good deal of time in San Carlos. Pretty dramatic place with the desert meeting the ocean.

Thanks for these great reports, Seq. It's very cool to follow your journey.


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spent 10 days there last May, stayed out in the mooring field. Not a good thing to see. Nice people there, hate to see that happen.

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Great post (and even better dinghy naming). I wonder what type of anchors the dragged boats were using...

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I wonder what type of anchors the dragged boats were using...
Inadequate.

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Makes my stomach turn to see someone's dream on the rocks like that.

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Makes my stomach turn to see someone's dream on the rocks like that.
Then, trust me erps, stay away from the gefelte-fish sushi roll.


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