Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Baja Anchorages................

Central Baja is our favorite cruising area in
Mexico. We were lucky enough to
have many anchorages to ourselves this season!

Candeleros Chico:

Pyramid Cove, Isla Danzante:

There were LOTS of pelicans diving on the HUGE
sardine "bait ball".  
The local fishermen were also after the sardines.....
their survival rate must be pretty small.

Punta Colorada, Isla Carmen:
We were anchored here with our friend, Steve,
on Pacific. A resident pod of dolphins came by
in the mornings.

A Big-Horn Sheep (There is a heard on Isla Carmen)

Bahia Marquer, Isla Carmen:

San Juanico:
We were alone for one day.

San Juanico now has rules, the beginning of a fence, and
garbage cans!!??!!
We hiked over the hill to La Ramada anchorage on the other side of
the point. 
It was empty .......... so we took a dip (skinny:)

The farm up the road didn't have much in the way of produce,
but they did have excellent goat cheese and basil.
After our day alone we were joined by two other mono-hull boats
 and then the multi-hull rally decended upon us - 14 boats! 
They were a fun and friendly group.
We joined them on the beach for a
hot dog/potluck dinner.
From San Juanico we headed north to Bahia Concepción.
This is Bahia Santo Domingo at the southern end of the entrance
to Bahia Concepción.
Loomba-Loomba anchored at Posada Concepción

Looking south toward the Posada Concepción community 

We had a few meals at Armando's on the beach at Playa Santispac

Our friends from Kashmira who we met in Long Beach on our
way to Mexico eight years ago. It was great to catch up with them.
When the prediction was for strong southerlies we moved down to
Playa Santa Barbara
Nice water temp......86.2

and nice sunsets... 

Heading back out to Santo Domingo to wait
for a good weather window to cross over to San Carlos

Grilled arracherra and vegetables and our last bottle of wine....
a perfect end to the season.

Sunset at Santo Domingo
Loomba-Loomba along with two other boats waiting to cross
the Sea of Cortez to San Carlos.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Back in Agua Verde

Sunset view from the south anchorage in Agua Verde.
After a couple of nights we moved to the north
anchorage and had it all to ourselves much of the time.

This is a video of L-L heading up San Jose Channel from Isla
San Francisco to Puerto Los Gatos. Wind and current were with us!

From Mazatlan we spent one night crossing the Sea
of Cortez to Muertos, one night in Muertos, one night
in Isla San Francisco, one night in Los Gatos before
we dropped the anchor in Agua Verde where we 
stayed for two weeks.

The goats are still making their daily rounds.
We hear their bells every morning and evening.

José's house now has a new porch.
José also has a new dog named Mocha.
She's very friendly, but not a retriever.
We found a tennis ball and threw it to her from
the dinghy, but she didn't have a clue
what to do with it:

Loomba-Loomba in the north anchorage

We did quite a bit of paddleboarding...
The restaurant run by the "Sociedad Cooperativa
Punta Pasquel" is getting better all the time.
The fish tacos are the best and the chile rellenos
and chicken mole are also great. The tortillas
are the best around!
The La Brisa del Mar restaurant is the building with the
flag pole.

Leanor and her family are at the restaurant most of the time.

View from the restaurant

Sign posted on the beach by the Cooperativo.
They now take recycling and garbage for a small fee and
take it to Loreto.
Having the dolphins come and play off your bow
is always a thrill, but especially when you are
in the dinghy!

Our last night in AV we anchored off of the village beach.
We headed north from Agua Verde on May 11.