|Hammerhead shark head|
|Rani and Nancy (off Raven)|
|Kurt off Raven|
On our hike up to the peak, Kurt talked of his sailing trip from Hawaii to San Fransisco, during which he and his girlfriend ended up in the Pacific Gyre (an area of calm water at the center of the Pacific high). Here they found all sorts of debris, although not the acres of plastic that now exist there. In addition to Japanese glass floats, they found the floating corpse of a giant red-coloured squid, longer than their 26 foot sailboat. Kurt told me that he later talked to an expert on these squids who told him that he had heard of only a few sightings in all the years he had been studying them.
|Anchorage on Isla Carmen|
From Coronados, we parted ways with Raven and sailed for Isla Carmen where we anchored in a sheltered bay. Eager to stretch our legs, we found a lovely hike to a grassy plateau below which was the site of an abandoned village. The shell middens in this area were a couple of feet thick and extensive.
|Grassy plateau on Isla Carmen|
|View towards Loreto from Isla Carmen|
|Trigger fish head|
|Village shell midden|
|Sea arch on Isla Carmen|
We are now in Puerto Escondido anchored off the Singlar marina. Ladybug has full water tanks and washed down decks, the laundry is done, and this blog updated, so its time to head south again towards La Paz.