Home to Penasco – San Juanico – San Sebastian
Wed May 30th, Day 2 of our 11 day cruise north.
The sail didn’t come out of the bag during our passage to San Juanico, quite a contrast to our spinnaker ride during the rally. Arriving 5ish we stopped by the pinnacles that stand tall on the southern point of San Juanico to cool off and check out the sea life. Water temperature is a comfortable 80 and very clear here also. It’s warm in the 90s making the water very inviting. The anchorage only has 8 boats in it and our shallow catamaran spot near the cruiser tree is empty and waiting for us. Lots of the boats at Loreto Fest have finished their season and are now out of the water in La Paz or San Carlos giving us lots of room.
Huge school of fish at the Pinnacles.
San Juanico at sunset.. Rick has taken over the galley and tonight it’s fresh shrimp after some serious happy hour drinks.
Wed May 31, Typical San Juanico night with a cool westerly for good sleeping. We’re off on an easy 20 mile day to San Sebastian. Before departing Paul goes in to make his offering for the cruiser tree, one of his guitar picks. That should survive the test of time.
11 AM, Approaching Punta Pulpito, winds come up suddenly from the north. Rounding this huge point we hoist sails and shut our motors for the first time. Wind is on our nose to Sebastian but we decide to sail around Isla San Iidefonso to the NE which will give us a nice reach to Sebastian a carbon copy of last years leg with Dave, Kelley & Randy. On our final approach winds are gusting to 20 with a slight swell into Sebastian. In to San Sebastian early and time for relaxation. Rick has 3 racks of pork ribs on tap for tonight. All of this great food came from Pedro’s market at Escondido.
San Sebastian is nearly empty with only 3 houses open. I went in and visited with the Hood all hanging out at the house in the back of the bay. Their leaving tomorrow as the winter season for the area is wrapping up. No luck on internet either, it’s down and the expertise to repair is has left.
The Hood is looking great from everybody being at the houses during the season. Paul snorkeled the reef and had a swim with a 4’ eel who kept a close eye on him.. Visibility was down a little from the surf and swell.
Day 3 comes to a close when we realize it’s after 11. We’ve been enjoying a cool breeze now coming from shore and the bright moon casting shadows on the sand bottom below us as Rick and I enjoy a good cigar and Paul entertains us with his guitar.. Life is good in Baja.
Off to Mulege (Moo-La-Hey) tomorrow.
Until the next update.