We were finally able to leave Mazatlan early on May 8th
and had a quick trip up Baja
(our favorite cruising area in Mexico)
before we crossed back over to San Carlos on the
mainland from San Juanico.
|A really good crossing from Mazatlan to Muertos|
We were on a mission to get up north of La Paz
as quickly as we could so we could enjoy
our favorite anchorages before heading back
across the Sea of Cortez to San Carlos where
we will leave L-L for the summer.
We arrived in Muertos at 5PM on May 9th and
left early the next morning to get to Balandra
to spend the next night.
|A fun sail up Cerralvo Channel from Muertos to Balandra|
From Balandra we spent the next day getting to
the San Evaristo anchorage
(a great little fishing village) where we
spent the next night.
The area from San Evaristo to San Juanico is our favorite.
|Look closely and you can see the little fishing village of Nopolo|
at the water's edge.
|Jim at the helm on our way from Evaristo to Los Gatos......|
a calm motor boat ride.
We had perfect conditions at Puerto Los Gatos.
No wind, only two boats, warm and clear water,
and great beachcombing, swimming and paddleboarding.
|Los Gatos anchorage|
Only two problems: I was recovering from an upper
respiratory infection that I came down with two days
before we left Mazatlan and...........
on Friday the 13th Jim got stung by a stingray in Los Gatos.
It was very scary and painful. Luckily we had
the right antibiotics and pain pills and knew
that we should soak his foot in VERY hot water with
some soy flour powder. It took 90 minutes of soaking
for the pain to subside, but it's still swollen and it's
been almost two weeks!
|Two days after being stung Jim foot was still very|
Next stop was Agua Verde where we spent four nights.
|The dark spot in the water is a fish ball that kept moving around|
the boat - most of the time it was under the boat.
From Agua Verde we went to Bahia Candeleros for
the afternoon where we can get wifi on
the boat from a hotel on shore.
Puerto Escondido was our next stop for one night
to get a few groceries, dump our garbage and
We left P.E. the next morning and headed to the Marquer
anchorage on Isla Carmen where we met our friends
Jim and Jeanne on Kanga and continued to recover.
|Loomba-Loomba and Kanga anchored at Marquer|
The next day we headed north to Isla Coronados
where we spent one night.
|Anchored at Isla Coronado|
From Coronados we went north to San Juanico -
probably our FAVORITE anchorage on the Baja.
When we got there, there was one boat, but they
were not in the little cove we like. They left the
next morning and we had the entire bay to
ourselves until later in the day when Gypsy Dream
arrived. They are from Sooke and we really
|Full Moon view from the cockpit - San Juanico|
|San Juanico sunset|
|Our contribution to the Cruiser's shrine.|
We add a year each spring.
|We hiked (Jim limped) up and over to the beach at La Ramada.|
This is the view of the San Juanico anchorage.
|This is La Ramada beach.|
We spent three perfect days and two perfect nights in
San Juanico before making the crossing to San Carlos.
It was a pretty good trip. We left at 4PM on May 23rd,
got some good, comfortable sailing in,
and arrived in San Carlos at 10AM on May 24th.
We are now in the Marina de-commissioning
Loomba-Loomba before she gets hauled out
to spend the summer on the hard.