Monday, July 18, 2016

Sea of Cortez Continued

Following our visit with Elaine and JD in April we headed north into the Sea of Cortez.  Our plan was to make it as far North as Conception Bay and rendezvous with Mom and Dad (Bert and Alice) aboard Elegante.

Just as we were leaving the Loreto area our AIS indicated that a buddy was close by.  Cool Change was in the neighborhood.  Rick and Cindy are friends from Sausalito where Shindig called home before we left in 2012.  It was great to catch up with old friends and share stories about our Mexican adventures.  Rick and Cindy have been doing a lot of inland travel and had a wonderful season on the Mainland.

The crews of Shindig and Cool Change at San Juanico

We keep in contact with Mom and Dad on the ham radio and made plans to meet up at Punta Chivato at the north end of Conception Bay.  They were traveling south after enjoying the Bay of Los Angeles for several weeks.

Shells of all types can be found at Punta Chivato.  It is an amazing beach to explore.

Shell Beach at Punta Chivato.

Mom and Nancy are busy collecting specimens

Dinner on land with Mom, Dad and Senor Paloma (Jerry)

Beautiful beach at El Burro Cove

Rob out on the SUP for a little trip in the shallows

Shindig and Elegante near Santispac

Calm morning conditions are ideal for paddle boarding

There was enough wind for Rob to get out on the kiteboard.  Miles and miles of bay to play on.

Some of the beach combing treasure

Agave Azul, Robin and Katie join the party

Elegante, Shindig and Agave Azul

Nancy playing some tunes at Jerry's Sunday get together

A hot spring..... more like a hot puddle.  145.7 degrees Fahrenheit 

Mom and Dad at Playa Santispac

Katie, Nancy and Mom (Alice)

Playa Requesón  was a new anchorage for us.  It is located about 10 miles south of the main anchorages in Conception bay.  Beautiful! 

Dad had piled rocks on this monument in 1992.  We found it and added a few too

Rob and Bert at the monument. Playa Requeson

Shindig and Elegante at Pulpito

Bert and Nancy hiking up to the top of the bluff at Pulpito 

On the way to the top!

Nancy near the large veins of obsidian rock

Rob with and obsidian sample

Having a nice mean at the Villa Palmar resort near Loreto

Gearing up for a hike with Pamela and Jeff(SV China Cloud) at Candeleros Chico.
Shindig and China Cloud kissing

Lunch in Loreto with Mom and Dad

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