Bahia de Ballendra
19 November 2006
We left at 5:00 a.m. headed towards La Paz, the most convenient anchorage being Bahia de Balendra. This is a gorgeous bay with crystal clear water and white sand beaches.
Along the way, we caught 3 tuna. One first, about 10 in the morning, and then two more simultaneously, at around 10:15 a.m. All three were small five pounders. We cooked one tuna for lunch, saved one for a future dinner, and made ceviche with the third.
Not long after, we had the most incredible display of bottle-nose dolphins. They swam all around our boat, and thanks to the flat seas and crystal clear water, we could see them swimming under water at much as 20 ft depth. John got some great photos.
We arrived at our anchorages and saw the most incredible display of flying fish. They were fleeing a larger fish, maybe a tuna, and became airborne in order to escape their predator.
We invited the crew of KETCH 22 aboard for drinks and snacks. We supplied margaritas, fresh tuna ceviche, and fried tortillas. They brought freshly baked bread and vodka which we added to the margarita punch.