Another beautiful spot!! No wonder Jacques Cousteau called the Sea of Cortes the worlds most diverse aquatic environment. Fish and turtles would swim around the boat, we took a dinghy trip out to sea caves looking at reefs along the way back. We hiked up onto the ridge and saw some amazing vistas as well. As we look to La Paz I wonder if we will ever get to come back and see more of this amazing place and the people that live here. We have a big challenge ahead so attention now turns to that, as we will soon leave the Sea of Cortes behind.
We had passed by this small town on the way north but numerous cruisers said we should stop so here we are. This is mostly a fishing village but Luise has a small restaurant on the beach serving cold beer and fish tacos, and a small tienda had most necessary food items. San Evaristo is at the end of the road around traveling north around La Paz bay but we were told it is still a 3 hour dirt road trip to town. We enjoyed our time walking the beach and getting to know the locals. Very day beach soccer looked like a lot of fun with lots of yelling and screaming. We took a hike over to the salt flat and spent a day walking the beach which was full of rock and sea life gems. We had quite the load of treasures when we returned. My favourite was a perfect Nautilus shell, very beautiful! With another wind window staring up we headed to Caleta Partida the last stop before La Paz.
Our first decent sail south in the Sea of Cortes took us from Ballandra to Honeymoon Bay, Adesso was happy to stretch her wings!!! This beautiful group of coves about 5 miles from Puerto Escondido was a wonderful stop for a few days. Sue got the paddle board out and Josh and I spent time snorkelling the reefs around the bay. Josh has also become the BBQ man over the last few months.
Here is a pic of his famous hungry man big burger which is a little too much for me and Sue to eat, though we did try our best. From here on we get closer to La Paz which we have heard so much about from the cruiser community but for us its the final stop before we head offshore to Canada. The to-do list has started, Sue is thinking about food and we in general are shifting into the next part of our adventure. I wonder how we will manage the temps, at the evenings in the boat drop to the upper 70’s, we put clothing on to stay warm! The plan is to leave La Paz soon after May 4 to Los Frailes where we will wait for the wind to be favourable.