Saturday, March 14, 2009

Basking in Bahia Concepcion

Well we are finally heading south again, back toward Mazatlan and little Ladybug. We crossed the Sea of Cortez again, to Santa Rosalia, accompanied by Max Dagger (not a stage name!) , a friend we met in San Carlos. We had a good sail and used our windvane most of the way (it works like a charm!).

Max Dagger sailing on Brisa off the Tetas de Cabra, San Carlos.

In Santa Rosalia we met up with our friends from Blue Moon, Jo and Rob, whom we had last seen sailing from Bahia Magdalena to Cabo San Lucas a couple of months earlier. We toured the old French copper mining town of Santa Rosalia and enjoyed a feast of King Crab (at least I did) on board Blue Moon.

Rob with King Crab. One crab fed 3 people, just from the leg meat, with a quart freezer bag left from the body!

Panga fisherman with his sporran.

Jo, Rob, and Chris at Santa Rosalia.

Eiffel´s famous iron church at Santa Rosalia.

Next we headed south to Punta Chivato, stopping en route to do some shell collecting at Isla San Marcos. Jo makes lovely jewelry from shells and stones and Rani is inspired to try her hand at this, too. We had a splendid sail from Isla San Marcos to Punta Chivato and after a couple of days beach combing here, we headed south again for Concepcion Bay where we are anchored off Playa Santispac. We enjoyed a beach fire with some fellow cruisers and look forward to a dip in some hot springs tonight. We are currently in Mulege, a date palm oasis in the desert, with an historic mission and an equally famous prison. We plan to spend a week or so exploring Concepcion Bay´s many anchorages before continuing toward La Paz.

Rani paddling into a sea cave on Isla San Marcos.

Wild flowers, Isla San Marcos

Rani´s shell collection part 1.

An eel skeleton.

Anchorage at Santispac Beach in Bahia Concepcion.

Fisherman´s hut at Punta Chivato.

The best shell beach in the Baja, south of Punta Chivato.

Sunset at Santa Innes, south of Punta Chivato.

Chris at Punta Chivato

Sunset at Punta Chivato

Lanchas at Santa Rosalia

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