Baja 2016

Feb. 2, 2016

The location of our tent is much better. We were able to sleep last night without being disturbed by the wind. We awoke by 5 and could tell that the wind had died some, however the waves were still hitting the shore. We opted to make an early breakfast and check out the sea state when we could see.  As we were eating breakfast, a coyote walked within 10 feet of our tent. It seemed fine just to check us out and keep on moving. Keeping a clean camp has seemed to help us avoid any negative encounterswith the coyotes. As the sun began to give us light, we could tell that the wind had shifted to the North and the waves were still formidable.  It quickly became apparent that we were not going to be moving yet. With the wind shifting, it was necessary to move our tent once again. So off to a third location which is closer to the beach. This beach is made up entirely of pumice, Small volcanic rocks that float. Hard to describe, but it almost seems like walking on crunchy sponges. Looks like it is going to be another day of reading and resting. We should be well rested when we can leave this beach.  Donna read more history of Baja. The Jesuits and their interactions with the natives was quite appalling. Washing our clothes in the salt water was an activity in the afternoon. We had decided to do a load of laundry in the town, but figured it was not worth it to have them feel clean for a day. One insect that is becoming a bit of annoyance is the honey bee. They are attracted to the smell of water and since we keep our water containers inside the kayaks, they are currently massing on Don's boat. Good thing is that they leave at dusk and we are usually packed up before they return in the morning.  We just finished reading the book Zero, Zero, Zero today. It has given us quite the insight of the drug culture.