sheltering in San Juanico
23 January 2017 | San Juanico, Sea of Cortez, Mexico
We were forced to halt our progress north due to an unusually strong and long lasting burst of wind from the North - 30 to 35 knots with gusts over 40 - and it lasted in total almost a week. Over the years we have found that when the winds are gusting in the low 40's the wind will blow the tops off the waves - swirling away into a mist. The anchorage was fine and we managed to make a few excursions on shore before the big winds arrived.
Is this remote ? some would think so, but there a few off road campers who had made their way in here. We met an Australian couple - Justin and Jennifer who were on a 3 year road trip and had already travelled through northern and eastern Europe and were now doing Mexico. First Australians we have met for a long time and would you believe it - it just happened to be Australia Day so we had to have a couple of beers.
At low tide schools of fish were trapped in a shallow pool along the beach and resulting in a feeding frenzy by pelicans and gulls. Another impressive wildlife spectacular !