I wasn't so sure that this trip would be a success - just 20 minutes out of town on the Interstate, the front left tire on my friend's Jeep decided to de-tread.
He attempted to change the tire, only to find out that that wheel's lug nuts were a different size than the rest of the vehicle and his lug wrench didn't fit. So I called roadside assistance to bail us out. An hour later, we were back on the road. We were on our way, though, and meeting the rest of the group in Yuma.
Then, we stopped in Gila Bend for a sandwich, and I lost my camera. Yes, I do still have photos for this trip, since I had brought two - one for on-shore, and the camera that has the waterproof casing for off-shore. After we made it to Yuma, it was literally and figuratively, smooth sailing. We drove down to El Golfo, and set up camp (about 8 miles down the beach from town) at night. The next morning the winds were perfect. We quickly rigged up the two boats and got out on the water. Both Saturday and Sunday we came in once a day in order to have some food - otherwise, we were having way too much fun on the water. The wind was so perfect that it was very hard to leave on Monday.
We did have a few casualties
- a tire, indicator lights, a camera, and one of the boats will need some hull re-work (but it didn't cause any major problems). Overall, a very nice time for us all.