01 July 2017 | Bahia Marquer, Isla Carmen, Sea of Cortez
Our travels north are over!
Now we can enjoy the anchorages around the Puerto Escondido area -- staying put for days at a time instead of getting up and traveling every day. This is my favorite part of cruising here in the Sea of Cortez.
Our trip up was enjoyable though -- we had light breezes filling the genoa and pushing us along adding speed to our motoring. We had 125 miles to cover and we wanted to do it as quickly as possible so we did motor sail all the way. We left La Paz on Wednesday and on Friday we were thrilled to drop our anchor in one of our favorite summertime anchorages -- Marquer on Isla Carmen.
First day out we were excited to see two large whales pass us by and yesterday we were greeted by a large pod of dolphin as we approached Marquer -- our welcoming committee!
We've managed a swim every day while we traveled, but yesterday as we are settled here for a bit, we added a second refreshing swim at sunset. Heavenly!
Now we will enjoy a relaxing few days here before heading into Puerto Escondido on Tuesday so that Terry can catch a bus to La Paz and pick up our car. Then we will really be settled in here.
Have a very happy 4th of July everyone! And happy Canada Day to all our northern neighbors!