|Dry waterfall, Ensenada del Candelero|
We started off in Bahia San Gabriel, where we endured our 2nd Coromuel. These are overnight west winds that kick up a crazy chop. Basically the boat just hobby-horses all night and so it is very uncomfortable. The winds also put you on a lee shore, which isn't ideal. Unfortunately none of the anchorages in the islands are protected from them, but some are slightly better than others. San Gabriel is one of the worst. Needless to say we headed further up the island when the seas calmed down the next morning.
|Sunset at Ensenada del Candelero|
|Dingy repair on deck|
|Returning Kialoa's dingy|
|Roca Monumento, Ensenada del Candelero|
|Bocce on the beach, Ensenada Grande (south lobe)|
|Hiking trail up the arroyo, Ensenada Grande|
|At least the trail was signed...|
We enjoyed one afternoon playing bocce on the beach, while Charlotte roamed free in the cove.
We spend another afternoon 'hiking' up the arroyo to a lookout. The trail started off quite gentle, so we were hopeful that for once it would be a relatively easy trail. Unfortunately, that turned out not to be the case. We were soon scaling 5-6 foot boulders. Obviously not easy with for little Charlotte. She persevered for about 40 minutes, then I decided she shouldn't go any further.
Gary continued on up the trail with Tanya from Kialoa, while Scott and I turned back with Charlotte.
The view at the end made it all worthwhile though.