It is Tuesday, 16 May, 2017 and all is good on the SV Milagro. After a night of less than stellar conditions at Pto. Los Gatos we took advantage of the mornings offshore breeze and sailed North. It turned out to be a mixed bag. Great sailing early on flat seas followed by motorsailing in 0 wind on the same flat water followed by beam reach sailing on the afternoon onshore wind followed by beating into 3′ swells and 15kt headwinds. If you’re keeping score, that’s Zen, Zen, Zen then definitely NOT Zen. Yes, it was a bit of a long day but on balance, it was a great passage day. We ended up 49nm North at Bahia Ballandra on Isla Carmen just 9 miles East of the town of Loreto. Well protected from the predicted Northerlies, which may have actually arrived-we’ll see what tomorrow brings. We will hang here for at least a few days. We are in our intended cruising grounds where we will stay until heading across to San Carlos later to put Milagro away for the “hot” months. There are countless great anchorages within a few hours sail so we will likely move around some over the next several weeks while staying within this general area. At 1800 MDT the anchor was set in 19′ over sand at 26 01.034’N 111 09.879’W. The OAT is 77F, the humidity 49%, it’s 73F in the pool and there is a 8kt wind blowing from the North. The water is flat but there is a small swell that has wrapped around into the bay from the bigger swell running outside. We will let you know when we change the scenery but, for now, hasta luego, y’all.