Winter is coming......
11 November 2016 | South Anchorage Isla Coronado
It's been interesting to note the gradual changes from summer to fall here in the Sea of Cortez.
In just a couple weeks the average temperatures have dropped about 10 degrees and the water temps are creeping down too from a high of about 85 degrees and now its about 80 degrees and dropping -- my sunrise swims will soon be a thing of the past.
Already we don't bother with running fans downstairs -- though we do keep the hatches open to let the cool breezes in. And the wind patterns have already changed from the summer southerlies to north winds. So far the Norther's that have blown haven't been terribly strong, staying below 20 on the most gusty days, but it won't be long till true Norther comes along gusting to 30 and lasting 2 or 3 days.
And that's why we will soon be making our annual migration down to La Paz and the comforts of staying at a dock for those blustery and cold days of winter. There you have no worries of anchors dragging and getting in the dinghy to get to shore in choppy seas. All the creature comforts of power and water and warm shorwers are greatly appreciated at that time of year -- quite the opposite of the summer where the last place you want to be is in a marina with stifling heat and no where to swim.
So even though it seems Mexico is like summer all year round, it's actually changing through distinct seasons -- and just like up north where the changes are more dramatic -- we still look forward to each season for what they have to offer.