Islas San Benitos and Bahia Tortugas

Trip Start Dec 16, 2008
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Trip End Jul 01, 2013


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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Some of the places we anchored: Colonet,in which the anchorage is a colonade of desert red and brown sandstone cliffs between two arroyos,which appera to look like a nose from above,with the nostrils!Here we witnessed an amazing sunset and at the same time a full moon rise!Stunning colours from, oranges,purples and greys,to blues,pinks and greys.A totally wild sky.
Isla San Martin,spooky kelp growing down about 20ft,like a sea forest.We anchored with  Mollyhock and Catspaw,for a night ,then set off for San Quintin (same name a the famous prison),we only stayed overnight ,but found out later that Catspaw tried to raise us on the VHF radio when they arrived as they went aground on a sandbank,outside of the lagoon.Noted for its dangerous breakers ,at the entrance!
150nm to ,Islas San Benitos.When during the night,with the full moon waning and Venus allowing us much needed light,during the dark winter night (it gets dark at 17.00),we broke down,whilst motor sailing and the wind died.
No matter.Tony had a back up (electric) fuel pump and we puttered slowly to our island.
As when we arrived we were alone.Apart from about 1,000 seals and a couple of crazy but fun fishermen
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