Saturday, January 10, 2015

La Cruz and the setting sun.

 After leaving Bahia Magdalena we talked about turning left at Cabo and going to La Paz. The trip down Baja was serene but never really warm. We decided we would give Cabo a pass and go straight to La Cruz and warm up and do the Sea of Cortez when the northers ended sometime in March. Good decision as it was in the 70s when we arrived in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. About 10 miles from Puerto Vallarta.
 Sunsets from our first day at the large anchorage in La Cruz. Counted 30 boats the first day.

Bahia Magdalena and beyond

 Another sunset
 Northern end of Bahia Magdalena.

 As we were leaving Bahia Magdalena this large monohull appeared and started to pass in shore. Out came our spinnaker and we clawed ahead. He challenged with a pink spinnaker and as the sun went down about eight hours later I lost him in the darkness. He did a horizon job on us quite skillfully.
National Geo day at Bahia Magdalena.

Onwards to Bahia Tortugas

On of the joys of being at sea! the sunrises and sunsets rarely disappoint!

Ensenada, Mexico

 Finally back in Mexico.
The big flag is welcoming for the cruise ships. At first thought it might have been to welcome us. We are back in Mexico as we would soon find out when we went to check in!

San Diego

 San Diego welcoming committee.
The Playa Anchorage aka A1.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Santa Cruz, California

 As you approach Santa Cruz the old wooden coaster is a big part of the beach scene.
 I wonder if they have enough life jackets?
 From the anchorage next to the pier you get to see all the goings on. A big bonus is the sea lions are living under the pier so you get to enjoy their incessant barking all night
 The sunsets on another great stop on the cruise.
View into beach from anchorage.

Santa Cruz Island

 Point Conception
Another beautiful sunset.