We have arrived in Baja
28 March 2015 | 23 59.43'N:109 49.68'W, Bahai de los Muertos, Baja California, Mexico
Well, other than the sleep depravation, that was an incredibly easy two day passage. On the down side, we had absolutely no wind so we had to motor the entire distance. On the plus side, if there was wind it would have almost certainly been directly on our nose, making for a much tougher and longer passage. Dee, who sleeps very well, arrived after getting what seemed to be more sleep than she would if we hadn't been on anchor. I, on the other hand, am quite a crappy sleeper so I got maybe 5 hours of sleep over the 2 days. I've got to work on that!
It is obvious that we have completely changed climate zones. When we left Chacala it was complete jungle with about 70-80% humidity. Over here, we have open desert with large cacti replacing the trees, with nearly white sand and sun blasted rock everywhere. The water clarity is pretty amazing as well. We set the anchor in 25' and could clearly see it and the chain laying on the bottom. I hope to get some good pictures later today - now that I have had a full nights sleep.
By the way, if anyone is ever reading this blog, we would love to hear from you! If you are reading this on facebook, you can leave comments there and we will get them periodically when we are in an area that has internet. However, I am usually posting this from our sat phone and, unfortunately, we usually don't have regular internet. If you leave a comment on our actual blog page at the bottom of this entry, we do receive those comments no matter where we are via sat phone. Feel free to comment away! As well, if you have any questions or recommendations on the area that we are in, we look forward to those as well.
Now, time for another cup of coffee and a big plate of pancakes before heading ashore to explore the desert.