Enjoying the Sea of Cortez
02 May 2012 | Sea of Cortez
I know it must seem like we dropped off the face of the earth when we left La Paz, but we've actually been enjoying beautiful weather (much nicer than last year) and several new-to-us anchorages. We haven't been anywhere with internet access for weeks and I'm always more motivated to update the blog when I know we can post photos along with the entries. But I'm going to give you a rundown on our doings and we'll add pictures whenever we can.
Just a quick mention that the used outboard we picked up for $250 has been working out very well. It's turned out to be quite reliable and can get us up on a plane even with Jeff's scuba gear aboard. I do feel the weight difference when I have to hoist it up to the stern on Journey, but it's still doable.
We visited our first new anchorage just nine miles out of La Paz when we stayed overnight at Playa Pichilingue. Friends told us the place had been a zoo on Sunday when locals flocked to the beach and launched their jet skis and 'banana' boats. But we arrived on Monday and had a lovely sunny day and a peaceful night.
From there we stopped at Caleta Partida (where we have anchored before). I got my kayak in the water for the first time since leaving Mantanchen Bay. It felt like we were cruising again. One of the sights I enjoyed here was watching the millions of fiddler crabs (tiny creatures with one claw much larger than the other) that covered the beach. It was like the sand was moving at my feet.
The next several posts will highlight some anchorages where we stayed for the first time this trip.