After a quick flight from San Francisco she braved the bus to La Paz where she immediately experienced her indoctrination to the cruising lifestyle. We were at anchor and the wind was blowing hard against the current making our small dinghy more like a submarine. After a luggage delivery that almost ended in disaster we ferried her to the boat and then gave her 20 minutes notice that other cruisers were coming for dinner. Being the perfect guest that she was, Mrs X had her gear stowed and was dried off and presentable long before they arrived.
|Puffer fish are mean even when they are dead|
The next day we headed out Espiritu Santu and had a great sail much further than expected to the top of the island. We had the peaceful anchorage to ourselves equipped with a private beach and beautiful sunset. The full moon even rose perfectly framed in the valley in front of us. Karina and I were happy as the memories of the first day of Mrs X's trip faded, replaced by calm warm water, sandy beaches and perfect star filled nights.
We spent two nights in Mezteno greedily anchored in the middle of the bay to keep our "one boat anchorage" a one boat anchorage. Other boats tried to join us but our laserbeam stares with arms crossed scared them all away. The days went by quickly with walks on the beach and Mrs X playing with her new camera.
We then headed north to Isla Islotes, famed for it's sea lion colony that loves to swim with humans. We had a great experience there and Karina even managed to get invited to join their synchronized swimming team. Mrs X's camera also works underwater so we got some great shots without having to worry about our waterproof camera leaking (which it always seems to do)
|Swimming with the sea lions|
|Karina gets checked out|
|Karina joins the synchronized swimming team|
|Many endless beaches to walk on|
|Our friend might have decided not to return to work|
|Attack of the birds!|
|Oh to have wings|
|Check out the baby (all white)|
|Vegetation has a tough life in Baja|
|The males really do get puffed up when they want to mate|
|Jacques Cousteau Monument|
|More art on the malacon|
|Obligatory sunset picture|