Baja 2016/2017

March 19

Great day to celebrate my birthday. We had decided to make it an early start to avoid the bugs that come out at first light. Just as we were finishing breakfast the light from the sun lit up the sky orange. A shrimp boat was just returning after a night of shrimping.

 WOW!

WOW!

In a few minutes the sun rose at the horizon, giving us another great scene.

 We were heading back to Puertecitos today.

We were heading back to Puertecitos today.

 We were relieved that the car was in the same status that we had left it.  Today was the weekend and the palapas were filled with people enjoying the Sea. It was a short stop to refill some water jugs and get some gas for our stove.

We were relieved that the car was in the same status that we had left it.  Today was the weekend and the palapas were filled with people enjoying the Sea. It was a short stop to refill some water jugs and get some gas for our stove.

One marine creature that is quite common as we are paddling is the Jelly.  I have never seen them this thick. It seems that every few strokes one appears,  If it was not for their long dangling stinging cells I might appreciate them more.

 They are everywhere!

They are everywhere!

 So far we have been able to avoid any encounters.

So far we have been able to avoid any encounters.

This stretch from Puertcitos to San Felipe is known first for rocky shores, numerous little settlements and as one gets closer to San Felipe, shallow sand bars. It has been a long paddle day when we finally pull in to a somewhat sandy beach.

Mileage paddled 25.4 nautical miles