Isla Cedros & Turtle Bay
Cabos San Lucas
Paz Happy Hours
La Paz Road Trip
December 6, 2003
A full moonlit night made for a
beautiful sail, bright enough for shadows to dance across the deck. The sky
had a very unusual cloud formation with the most amazing halo around the
moon. It made us wary that there may be an impending weather change. I saw a
meteor cut through the sky and burst into a fiery green ball as it reached
the atmosphere. A number of flying fish miscalculated and landed on the
deck. Gord had to brush them off next morning.
||Dawn brought winds on our stern
and we could finally shut off the motor and sail. As I was dozing in the
cockpit, I heard a humungous crashing sound, like that of an explosion and
Gord shrieking with delight that a humpback whale, longer than our boat, had
just jumping clear out of the water and landed with a splash only feet from
our port side. I saw his mottled back and tail emerge several times but he
didn't put on another display for me.
we rejoiced at reaching Cabo Falso known as Finisterra (Land's End)
distinctively marked by the spectacular extension of rocky hills, sandy
beaches and pinnacles that project into the ocean off the end of the Baja
We rounded the point and sailed into the Bahia Cabo San
Lucas dodging jet skiis, parasails, glass bottom tourist boats, fishing
boats and the like. Hotels consumed the sandy beaches, crammed with tourists
sunbathing and swimming.
We dropped the hook and decided
that this busy environment did not parallel our idea of the cruising life,
so agreed to head on to Los Frailes first thing the next morning.
|At sunrise, we
were ready to head out. Reaction decided to continue
on to Los Frailes with us but had a problem with the windlass. We rafted
to his boat to help Gary make some repairs and were able to obtain some
more water from them. Repairs accomplished, we were just casting off when
Mira and Adelante pulled into the anchorage.