02/23/2009 80 °F
February 17, 2009, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Yes, the trip is already over, and I'm quite delinquent in posting information on our last port before concluding the voyage in Los Angeles. So, here it is, to complete the story of our trip. Letty and I had different plans for the first part of the day. I went deep sea fishing while she browsed around the town with friends. One of our group, Don Anderson from Huntington Beach, Ca., had arranged the fishing excursion for 17 of us. Up to 3 of us were on a boat, each with a captain. We were out seeking marlin, tuna, and mahi/mahi. Catching a marlin would have been really nice, but not in the cards for any of us. We were out to sea fishing by 8 a.m., to return by 12 noon, so we didn't have that much time. The plan was for turning the fish we caught over to a restaurant, who would clean and cook the fish for us and our wives (and others who were invited). Success varied by boat. One boat caught 13 (yellowfin tuna and mackeral), another 2 caught three each, my boat only caught one yellowfin, and 2 boats did not get anything. Despite not hooking a fish, I had lots of fun. We saw whale, and lots of dolphins. A school of dolphins numbering about 30 to 40 were around our boat for about 15 minutes, many leaping out of the water right next to our boat. A little excitement returning to shore; our boat's engine decided to act up (actually the fuel line). The captain was able to fix the problem, a good thing, as we were too far away to swim or anything else. The ensuing meal was tremendous; nothing is better than really fresh fish, prepared in three different Mexican styles. Back to the ship to sail to Los Angeles. Leaving Cabo, we encountered a few humpback whales, one of which breached (what a sight). This was a good end of the journey; one more day sailing at sea, and on Feb. 19, to dock in San Pedro, the port of Los Angeles.