From there we headed to the south end of Angel de la Guarda and had a most amazing experience with dolphins while anchoring. After we had the anchor down the dolphins hung around and we got the dinghy down and played with them. See video clip below:
Dolphins in Estanque
Next up was Isla Tiburon. We tried to sail as much as we could and were going along fine until the tides changed and we caught 3 knots of current on the nose. Boat speed was 5.5 knots but speed over ground was only in the 2s. Bahia de Perros was nice and we enjoyed the hiking.
Our next landing was on the mainland, Bahia San Pedro. A scenic bay, but be aware, there's a lot 'stuff' under the water, trash, cables, old refrigerators or something and we had to help a single handled sailor get his anchor unstuck.
Algodones was a fantastic place and our first reintroduction to regular society, cell phone reception, bars and restaurants. San Carlos was just around the corner and we thoroughly enjoyed our time there. We took a bus into Guaymas, the town was fine but the Fonatur marina was crap, very exposed, rundown, and couldn't guarantee depths through the bay to approach. So back to San Carlos it was for us, where we took a tour of the storage yard and enjoyed a few more days at anchor. We would go back to San Carlos if the opportunity arose in the future, one of the upsides was the proximity to the USA border, just a half day drive.
Next up in the following blog post, we would cross back to Baja to meet friends from Cabo for a week long sail along the central Baja coast.....
|Angel de la Guarda|
|Cactus island at El Refugio|
|Penny giving Lance some love|
|Lance finally got his pot pie, and it was DELICIOUS!|
|Lance and Pam playing in the dinghy at Estanque|
|Dolphins from the dinghy at Estanque|
|Penny flying around the beach|
|Bahia de los Perros|
|Penny and Chris finding some shade at the top|
|Bahia San Pedro|
|San Pedro hike|
|San Pedro hiking|
|View from Marina Real near Algodones|
|San Carlos anchorage|
|Nacapule hike, amazing place|