BAJA 2014/15

Jan. 8, 2015

The wind remained calm during the night and an early morning check found us making the decision to pack up and go. We had a hot drink and cereal by headlamp and finished packing before first light. If the weather held we were planning on going around Punta Antonio and then the volcanic remains of Pulpito.  First though we would need to stop at San Nicolas and resupply our water.  The sun rose and there was a light display to start off the morning.  We paddled by San Sebastián ,which usd to be a site 30 years ago for a fishing family  but is now an enclave of American houses. In 1979 Don had caught a 160 pound plus grouper near here and had given it to a Mexican family. From that time on Don was given the name Don Don, as a sign of respect.  Since our goal today is to get around the two points we do not put our lines in the water.   Landing at San Nicolas, Don walks to Chicos house and refills our water. Chico gives us a much appreciated bag of oranges. The weather is still looking good so we make our move around San Antonio. As we near the point our presence is quickly announced by a goup of sea lions.   Some dive in the water and swim near us.  We give them a wide berth as not to be too disturbing. Continuing around Pulpito we land at a beach called Flash Flood. This site was named by Donna over 30 years ago when during the night a rain storm in the mountains had caused a flood at the beach.  No rain had fallen at the beach, so when a stream of water came pouring out of the arroyo it took the campers by surprise.  We stopped and cooked up lunch here and then decided to keep moving as the rhythm of paddling seemed appropriate. We hadn't planned to make it to San Bacillio, but as the sun was setting we pulled into the beach. It had been a long and great day on the water!

 

 

 

Sun rise

Sun rise

Round Pupito

Round Pupito

The arroyo behind our beach at San Bacillio

The arroyo behind our beach at San Bacillio