Our Northern Destination
31 August 2011 | Bahia de los Angeles
We have reached our destination that we set out for ourselves when we started this trip. The Bay of LA or in Spanish: Bahia de los Angeles, is 29 degrees North in Latitude. It is mostly safe from Hurricanes as they don't usually come this far up. There have been a couple over the last 30 years that have made it this far but for the most part it is out of the zone. But if one does threaten to come up this way, there is a known 'Hurricane Hole' called Puerto Don Juan which is only a few miles from BLA where you can go and be relatively safe. The wind still gets in there, but the waves don't and that is really what you want to be out of the waves. So everyday we listen to the weather and see what is cooking in the tropical kitchen down south. It's a good day when nothing is brewing. And the hurricanes that are happening in the Carribbean side do not affect us at all. So for the next month and a half, we will be cruising in this area. There are a few islands worth checking out as well as the town of BLA which is small but quaint, and there are some really nice beaches here too. The wildlife and fish are numerous and the water is a comfortable temperature for swimming and snorkeling. There are about 20 to 30 boats cruising here for the season so we have get togethers and a few parties as well. The next scheduled party is the Full Moon party on the 12th. There are prizes for the most unique floating device so everyone is secretly working on their designs. Costumes are the norm and a potluck will follow. So between trying to stay cool, meeting new friends, seeing whales and eating lots of fish, we will try to get some relaxing done as well. So much to do so little time...