Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Bye Bye Patricia

October 14th, Wedns. 2.23 pm
Tropical storm Patricia has now been degraded to a depression and that is what she left anglers as, because the port was closed this morning. We awoke to winds of about 20 to 25 mph, no rain, but lightening out on the ocean, every three seconds or so, lasting three hours. The port has just been re-opened though and boats are venturing out to check conditions. Last night was the check in for the Los Cabos Billfish Tournament and they reported 37 teams as signed up with more possibly coming in today. Today was supposed to be the first day, but with the inclement weather, the event has been reduced to two days of fishing. We had a great time at the check in seeing familiar faces of crews, owners and clients, plus people fishing this for the first time. Pisces gave a gift to each team of "The Incredible Sea of Cortez", a beautiful hardcover book detailing the golden age of Baja and with photos of places and icons that made this place what it is. It's cool to see how the Hotel Hacienda was contructed and the Hotel Cabo San Lucas, both now gone...let us know if you want a copy.