Check out more photos of Puerto Escondido and Loreto here.
Continuing our way north from Agua Verde, we stopped at Bahia Candeleros, a small bay with a big resort, where they graciously gave us guest passes to swim in their pools and use their wifi. The timing was perfect as Heidi had a lot of work to get done at month-end and loved using the free wifi.
Sunrise on the astounding Sierra de la Gigante backdrop of Puerto Escondido
On to Puerto Escondido where we stayed on the mooring buoy of our friend Lisa (BIG THANKS Lisa! loved the view from your buoy!), and made new friends Heidi & Terry and their gato Rosie on s/v Cetus
, who we look forward to meeting up with again soon.
The backdrop of the Sierra de la Gigante mountains was truly breathtaking. This large bay protected on all sides is a good hurricane hole. It's rumored that the Franciscan Monks built land bridges to close the gap between the "windows" of what used to be a more open bay.
Tosh turned 2 years old in Puerto Escondido, and the dolphins, mobula rays, and fish were jumping and splashing around Due West in celebration! We even slept out on deck for the first time...waaaay too warm below deck.
Birthday-Boy Tosh turns 2!
On to Loreto with more dolphins leading the way, a pod of 40-50 leaping and dancing on our bow, it was a spectacular show!
We had visited this lovely town three years ago for Thanksgiving with some of Heidi's family. We loved it then, and were excited to return, and to visit our friends Deborah & Gerardo, owners of La Damina Inn
, a wonderful, eclectic little pension in the heart of Loreto.
This historic town houses the first built of the California Missions, and used to be the capital of "California" (the current US state plus Baja California.) So much to see and do here, from museums to arts and crafts, and eco tours.
If you've never been to Loreto, check out our photos in our gallery
, and plan your trip. Alaska Airlines even flies into the Loreto airport. With it eco-tourism, snorkeling, diving, and camping trips to the near by National Park Islands, we guarantee you will LOVE Loreto as much as we do. And be sure to contact Deborah
about staying at La Damiana Inn as well.
Our stop in Loreto was cut short due to impending weather and it not being a protected anchorage, plus we had plans to meet up with friends Sherri & Steve on s/v Pablo
in Agua Verde again soon.
So far we are LOVING the Sea of Cortez (minus a few jelly-stings and the too-hot-humid weather!?) The geology and sea life is everything you've heard it is and more...