Baja 2016/2017

Oct. 26

We had gone to bed rather early so by 4 I was ready to get up and make breakfast. Most of the beaches along this stretch are exposed to the North which means any wind blowing builds swells and the waves crash on the shore all night. Sometimes just listening to the waves does not indicate what the wind is actually doing. We were glad when we actually looked out at the sea state that the conditions were good to go.  Our next stretch according to a book that we read is the crux move for the whole coastline. We will be rounding a major point called Punto Remidios. Not only does this point build big waves one also has to deal with a strong current. Unfortunately the current was against us and we used the shoreline to move between eddy lines. We were relieved when the point was behind us. On the way north we had passed by several large bays. Since we had made good time on our return trip, we took the time to do some exploration One place that stopped had exposed sand at low tide.

 The tide was perfect for pulling up our kayaks,

The tide was perfect for pulling up our kayaks,

 The rocks were well rounded and somewhat comfortable.

The rocks were well rounded and somewhat comfortable.

A red butte could be seen for many miles It was fun to finally paddle by it.

 Once we rounded the point the seas calmed. We could see a sea of white in the channel to the East. Glad we were here.

Once we rounded the point the seas calmed. We could see a sea of white in the channel to the East. Glad we were here.

A beautiful sandy beach was our destination. From a distance one could make out a man made structure. There was a trail leading up to it and so we beached the boats and went for a hike. Half way on the hill was a shrine.

     

 

 

 We were curious about the history of the placement.   Below on the beach was an abandoned old van. At some point in time this beach had been inhabited.   

We were curious about the history of the placement. 

Below on the beach was an abandoned old van. At some point in time this beach had been inhabited.

 

 The view from the top was beautiful.

The view from the top was beautiful.

 Not a bad place to spend some time.

Not a bad place to spend some time.

We left this place and continued along the shoreline. We found a secluded area that would work for a camp, however we were not sure how far the tide would recede. The sand seemed firm enough so even if it did, it would just mean a longer carry. The decision was to stop and enjoy the afternoon.

Still water in the lagoon, but not for long.

 As the sun set the water departed.

As the sun set the water departed.

Meanwhile we set up camp, read and made bread.

 Glad for a tarp to make shade.

Glad for a tarp to make shade.

With it being so well protected, we will finally have a night with no waves crashing on the shore.

 Will be interesting to see what our carry will look like in the morning.

Will be interesting to see what our carry will look like in the morning.

Mileage paddled 14.4 nautical miles.