Easily one of our favorite spots on our trip. A beautiful bay, wonderful walking/hiking, birds, beach and swimming. This is one of the most popular anchorages in the Sea of Cortez due to its proximity to La Paz, the spectacular scenery, and the protection it offers during certain weather situations. Photos from atop the ridge seem to be in every cruiser’s blog, and every cruising book about the Sea of Cortez. It is the quintessential anchorage; this is what everyone pictures a Sea of Cortez bay to look like. It is quite spectacular.
|The beautiful crescent shaped beach at Isla San Francisco. Fabulous!!!!!|
That dark section of water on the lower left is a huge school of fish. We watched
it shifting around from our vantage point. There must be a lot of fish in that school.
|Kathy sitting on a peak|
|Beautiful white sand beach. Crystal clear water too. Nobody else on the beach.|
|The far left section of beach is rocky. We had fun scaring the little crabs, which have|
great vision and can move very fast. Not like our crabs back in the NW (slow).
|Pelicans and Boobies diving for fish (see the splashes in the water?)|
|The birds here dive for fish and it is amazing to watch. The pelicans dive in sucession while the |
brown boobies seemed to make a bird call and dive together in a pattern.
|many tracks from lizards|
|Kevin as we start up the hill on the hike|
|going up the trail, this is narrower than it looks.... BIG cliff to the left|
|a view of the ridge as we hike|
|Steve and Cindy as they continue on the ridge hike|
|The ridge, Cindy and Steve continuing on..... Very rugged terrain.|
|The ridge again, Steve and Cindy in the upper left there.....|
|Kevin and I headed west on the trail|
|Kevin and I are headed west but looking back at the ridge where Steve and Cindy are hiking|
|Kevin as we come back through an arroyo toward the anchorage|
|walking over to the old salt ponds|
|Not snow, salt!|
|Salt balls, not snow balls. But they fall apart|
Of course there is playing on the beach for at least a short time!
|We broke open this coconut and this is the day after. Hermit crabs were eating|
the coconut out of it.
|another beautiful sunset|
|Showing off the jewelry|
Let's not forget that Zappa Cat is continuing to have different experiences, although maybe not what he is expecting!
|Poor Zappa can't get any peace. |
The kids are always making him Lego accessories.
|A special place for Zappa|
|Give Zappa a box, he is in it!|
|Don't think we will ever get rid of this box as he loves it|
|Lego armour for Zappa|