Cabo San Lucas
Trip Start Dec 16, 2008
74Trip End Jul 01, 2013
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On the way back we got a ride from the 'campo' bus and we're taken to an oasis (San Ignacio) where Isabels friends run San ignacio Springs , a bed and breakfast oasis,with mongolian gurts to stay in,a lagoon and palm trees,all in the middle of the Baja desert!I even got in the hot tub.Amazing hospitlaity,as we wanderd in like waifs from the desert (well...).
Sailed in fog down to Santa maria 150nm.Halfway it blew and it blew.Arrived in Santa maria and no village only a few pangas and a now and then restaurant for yatistas who book.We tried to get ashore and found two rivers (arroyos) to cross!Just for beer and tortillas!
We sailed another 15nm to Belcher's Pt (yes,that was the admiral's name who first charted the area) to find whales everywhere again.it blew again so we rested up,then sailed to cabo san Lucas which was 170nm to the cape.The first day was lovely,then it blew and we had engine probs.Thank goodness we have an engineer onboard (captain Tone).Arrived to cabo just as the moon was rising.A massive swell came up at the cape (the cape effect),where the seas and currents meet.it took a lot of concentration and four hours to round it
Wild place here.As one mexican lady said 'hermoso y feo' beautiful and ugly at the same time,seems like a las vegas by the sea.However,go back a street and you find baja again!
Amazing Grace,one of our gang broke down off the rocks here tonight.I called the navy and we later cancelled the emergency,as another yatista went to tow them in.
Off to Frailles,Muertos ,then La paz in the next few days.I'm extremely tired but meeting the best people and had amazing adventures.
I love you Baja!