The Wild North
10 January 2022 | Puerto Don Juan
When we set out to travel north in The Sea this winter we didn't know how far we would get or if it was even practical this time of year
with the frequent cold Northers and the water temps too cool to swim. Everybody we've seen was heading south to the warmer climes of
mainland Mexico and that's where we'd first intended to go this winter. But with so many people finally being able to get back down to
their boats in Mexico after a couple year break due to COVID, we knew the anchorages and marinas would be crowded, so we took a
chance and chose the road less traveled.
We are thrilled with our choice! The wildlife is plentiful with flocks of birds (even our favorite "now you see them now you don't" little
Grebes), pods of dolphin and the coyotes on shore. The scenery is outstanding with beautiful sunrises and sunsets and we enjoy the
quiet solitude. The weather is cool -- in the mid 60's to 70's even with this Norther blowing. Somehow it's warmer up here than it had
been in Santa Rosalia. The water is only about 59 degrees right now so we don't plan on doing much swimming, but we are looking
forward to getting to shore and hiking and exploring the beaches.
We're laughing at ourselves for thinking winter in the northern Sea would be to cold, too harsh because it's actually just like the weather
we'd enjoy sailing in the San Juan's in September. And that was our favorite time of year to enjoy those islands because the summer
crowds were gone, yet the weather was pleasant. Just like here.