Friday, April 20, 2018

First night out in Bonanza

Day one of our Sea of Cortez travels had us looking for protection from expected southwest winds. Southwest winds rule out a lot of the anchorages in the southern Sea of Cortez, particularly those in the islands. Bonanza, on the east side of Isla Espiritu Santo, is an exception. With a beautiful mile long white sand beach and great, gradual sloping sand bottom, this is a great place to anchor when winds dictate. We had a great time beachcombing all the shells and a fun night on the beach with a big bonfire. Winds came up overnight as expected, 20 knots with gusts to 25 out of the southwest but the water inside the anchorage remained relatively calm and we slept well. Today we're headed north to Isla San Francisco as winds are expected to switch and come out of the north for the next couple of days.  That's all for now.