|chasing down the fleet|
We all enjoyed the anchorages in the area, which is a large park and virtually unpopulated. After Ed on Seadra had returned his crew to La Paz we continued, working our way north anchorage by anchorage. Some beautiful sailing days, some motoring days and one that was a little more boisterous!
|One of the beautiful anchorages on Isla Espiritu Santo|
|Ed(Seadra) myself and Gary and Karina(Searover II) enjoying some of the|
fantastic hiking and views the Baja has to offer.
|Some dolphins coming to visit Kialoa.|
It was a great experience single handing Kialoa for this stretch. All the anchorages are within a daysail or less of one another and I was able to really enjoy each time underway. The Baja is spectacularly beautiful, the sealife is abundant, and the weather is never less than pleasant, what is not to like! And I had lots of dolphin sightings to bring joy! I got to explore some places that I had not yet been to and revisit some of my favorites.
Searover II decided to cross the sea of Cortez from Isla Isabella, Ed (Seadra) and I headed a little further north to Punta Pulpito to cross. As we were both single handing it made for a slightly shorter trip. I was nervous about this long (90nm) crossing on my own as the last long passage I had made by myself was pretty hard at the end when I was exhausted and sleep deprived.
It turned out I did not need to be nervous. After having a lovely visit with some friends from last years cruising (Ptarmigan) and a good if short sleep, Seadra and I pulled up anchor at 2:30 in the morning and headed to sea. Conditions were calm and it was not until about 10:30 in the morning that we had enough wind to start sailing. It turned out to be a beautiful crossing, I sailed from 10:30 in the morning until I entered the harbour of Guaymas at 8pm, followed shortly by Seadra, I won that race too! What a great way to finish the sailing season!
|Seadra motoring in the early morning light|
|6.6 knots is excellent speed for Kialoa! And heading directly for|
the destination. It doesn't get better than that for sailing!
|Guaymas harbour is in sight!|