Baja 2016/2017

Feb 11

We were able to connect with cell service here and the updated weather forecast is predicting wind by early afternoon. Looks like are window to get to Cabo is going to be in the morning. With that knowledge we make a plan to get up and paddle around 4 using the moonlight. I also have placed a light inside my lifejacket which hopefully will warn any boaters that are heading out to do some early morning fishing. We stay close together as we make our way to the resort towns. Fortunately the first boaters we see are at daybreak. From the amount of boat traffic that passes looks like a lot of fish may be caught today. As the sun rises we begin to pass the numerous hotels along the beaches. We smile at our good fortune of camping where we did last night. It would have been hard to camp anywhere along these beaches. We were also able to email a friends who lives in this area for assistance in getting picked up today in Cabo. He is usually busy on Saturdays, but today he is not and is actually working on a boat in the area. He tells us to call when we get to Cabo and he can pick us up.

 Lots of hotels line the shoreline.

Lots of hotels line the shoreline.

According to our maps this is the last point we need to go around before seeing the rocks at Lands end.

Once we round this point, the traffic picks up and there are jet skis, sail boats, fishing boats and a variety of tour boats. Rounding the point is a neat collection of flags. We see a hope in their display.

As the map predicted the famous rocks are in sight.

 It does not look busy, but by the time we get close to the rocks we are surrounded by many boats. Everyone jockeys some to get a photo of themselves with the rocks. Those with bigger boats take the priority and we stay out of their way.

It does not look busy, but by the time we get close to the rocks we are surrounded by many boats. Everyone jockeys some to get a photo of themselves with the rocks. Those with bigger boats take the priority and we stay out of their way.

 Smile.. We made it

Smile.. We made it

 At one time one could go under the arch, but some fallen rocks have changed that possibility.

At one time one could go under the arch, but some fallen rocks have changed that possibility.

Time to head to the marina, but first we have to weave among the many boats.

 A lot of defensive kayaking to get to shore,

A lot of defensive kayaking to get to shore,

Not really knowing where to go we head for the first boat ramp that we see. Turns out it is the fishermen's ramp, but we have arrived after their busy time. We are able to unload. park our kayaks on the street and wait for Collin who arrives shortly.

 Upon arriving here we are amazed at how it has grown since our first time here. We feel quite fortunate in having a friend here. It would have had the potential of being challenging to get our kayaks out and a place to stay.  This stretch had some beautiful sections, but it was the most populated of any stretch that we have done. We are happy to be here.

Upon arriving here we are amazed at how it has grown since our first time here. We feel quite fortunate in having a friend here. It would have had the potential of being challenging to get our kayaks out and a place to stay.  This stretch had some beautiful sections, but it was the most populated of any stretch that we have done. We are happy to be here.

Mileage traveled !2.5 nautical miles