We left Isla Partida and sailed (motored) north to Isla San Francisco. Water temp 78.8°. This place is pretty famous for how amazing it is…. And for how many pictures of the Sea of Cortez include this place as the poster for amazing! It truly is. It’s hard to imagine how an island with this much raw beauty remains completely uninhabited and undeveloped when it’s so few miles from the metropolis of La Paz.
Saying this place is amazing is an understatement. Rays constantly jumping out of the water and then splashing back in. Schools of fish traveling in a huge boil…. Like it will save them… and many Dorado just swimming in the anchorage taking advantage of schools of fish. As we prepared to pull into the anchorage, Adam began pulling in the handline with which he was fishing. Suddenly the handline started pulling back! He had hooked a beautiful Tuna! The first edible fish of our trip turned out to be a very coveted (and delicious) prize!
We spent three nights here. During the days we would swim, hike onshore and SUP. We hiked the razor sharp ridgeline along the south end of the anchorage and shot some truly awesome photos and drone footage. We beach combed, tide pooled, and watched the sun rise and set over magnificent landscapes.
We met up with another boat that had done the Baja HaHa while anchored here. We had not had the opportunity to meet during the rally but had a great time getting to know them in this isolated and beautiful locale. They sail s/v Caesura. Jon is a retired Air Force pilot and Kristi is a nurse…. So…. We kinda hit it off from the get go. We ended up weathering our first Norther with them (story to follow). Unfortunately for us, their plans are taking them across the Pacific in spring and they left for mainland Mexico shortly thereafter to prepare. We wish them fair winds and hope to meet again!
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