Monday, November 9, 2015

Pictures from Leg 2, The Baja Ha-Ha Passage

Intermezzo is in the marina at Cabo de San Jose. She's been washed and we've re-provisioned for the next leg of our journey north to La Paz. Laundry is being done for us (9 kilos for $8!) and we'll fuel up tomorrow morning when we depart.  This is a much nicer and quieter town than Cabo San Lucas and the marina is new, well-run and has a good restaurant-bar. We leave for La Paz tomorrow and it will take us 5-6 days to get there, allowing for planned stops and to wait out some high northerly winds on Wednesday and Thursday in an anchorage.

I'm writing this from an internet cafe. The marina internet connection is way too slow. We struggled to find a place with wifi so we could connect from our laptops. We didn't anticipate that would be difficult, but it was. I'm struggling a bit with the digital infrastructure here, but at least I have a fast enough connection now to upload some pictures from Leg 2, San Diego to Cabo San Lucas on the Baja Ha-Ha.  

Here they are:

First night out of San Diego, sailing in moonlight

First fish!

Approaching Bahia de Tortugas at sunrise

Chillin' in Bahia de Tortugas

New headgear for a new lifestyle

Entering Bahia de Santa Maria at sunrise

Intermezzo anchored in Bahia Santa Maria

Start of a hike up the hills above Bahia Santa Maria 

The Baja Ha-Ha fleet with Magdalena Bay beyond

The Pacific coast north of the bay.

Jeanne kicking back, enjoying her book

Renee and Jeanne on their kayak excursion

Exploring the mangroves by dinghy

Mangrove estuary inside Bahia Santa Maria

Fisherman unloading freshly caught hammerhead sharks

We got to sail at decent speeds once during the trip, reaching. The rest of the time, it was slower sailing dead downwind or motoring at 5-6 knots.

Approaching Los Arcos at Cabo San Lucas

The skipper partying with his beautiful crew in Cabo!