A Milestone for the Cetus Crew
07 August 2016 | Puerto Escondido
Puerto Escondido: a hurricane hole
There are quite a few people that spend the entire summer here in the Sea of Cortez and it is quite an accomplishment as the temps can be in the 100's, storms can be frequent and sometimes severe and even the water temps can get to the point that its no longer as refreshing as one might hope. We have never spent the entire summer here -- the latest we've made it was when we were in the Santa Rosalia area in 2010 and we didn't leave until August 6th.
So today is August 7th and we have set a new record for us! And if we didn't have a few things we need to do in the States we would be happy to extend that record to spending the entire Summer here, because so far this summer has been the most comfortable we have experienced. Breezes every day reminiscent of trade winds keeping the boat nice and comfortable all through the night. Clear refreshing water to swim and snorkel in and very little bad weather. As I said before we feel very blessed this year.
Things could be taking a bit of a change this week, as the latest tropical storm developing south of us is forecast to head up towards Baja instead of just heading to Hawaii as the others have done this year.
So we are snug on our mooring buoy in the hurricane hole of Puerto Escondido to wait out the weather. So far they aren't expecting big winds in this area, just some rain and thunderstorms, but you just never know because these things don't always follow mans predictions. We're just keeping an eye on the weather (as always) and will be ready for anything Mother Nature sends our way!