BAJA 2014/15

Jan. 20, 2105

It has been a busy couple of days since we left Loreto.  We have had a couple days of very light wind so paddled most of  the day. Only taking shore breaks to stretch out. We stopped at San Bacillio again and enjoyed the beauty once more. We even practiced some rescues and rolling techniques before calling it a day.  On the 19th, we left the beach early and headed north. At Las Tinajas , a NOLS sailing course was just starting to pack their sailboats. We stopped for a visit and even gave a short NOLS Baja history to the students They had been doing a lot of rowing, as the winds had not been very strong. They were leaving the beach so we thought we might spend the night there. We hiked up the large arroyo behind the beach, for a mile or more. Turning around and getting back to the beach we decided to see if we could get around Pulpito. The wind had not picked up much and Pulpito can be challenging.  Success! We headed into a beach just south of San Antonio.  Years ago this had been an extensive sandy beach. If it was the right conditions we always enjoyed stopping . The beach was fun to explore. In fact one year we experienced sea turtles hatching and making their way to the sea. The point at one time could almost always guarantee a fish for a meal. Not so now, a group of sea lions have taken up residence.  It is not a good idea to dive or swim near the point. A house has also been built in the middle of the beach. The beach is now more rock than sand.  Changes! We still, however, have many fond memories of this place. Don finds a beautiful cowrie shell as he is doing the dishes. Tomorrow we plan on making a stop at San Nicolas for water and then try to make it to Punta Theresea. The weather feels like the wind will be visiting us soon.

 Punta Antonio

Punta Antonio

 A cowrie

A cowrie

 Ca. Sea Lions enjoying the sun

Ca. Sea Lions enjoying the sun