Monday, January 23, 2017

Back on the Baja

Our sailing blog has been quiet for a long time and now that we are back on the Baja it is time to reboot Shindigsailing for the season.

Shindig has been resting in her La Paz slip for the hurricane season and I'm happy to report that she weathered the summer just fine.  There was a hurricane scare in early September.  Newton took aim at the Baja and Shindig was prepared by our boat managers for a blow.  Unlike hurricane Odele in 2014, this storm did not impact the La Paz area much.  Unfortunately there was a lot of boat damage in the San Carlos and Guaymas area where the storm came ashore on the mainland side of the Sea,

Hurricane Newton Track

We're off to Baja in December.  We drove from northern California, picked 520 pounds of new batteries in Orange County and crossed the border day later.

We took 2.5 days to make it to La Paz with stops in CataviƱƔ and Loreto.
The drive south is beautiful.  The terrain is always changing. and if you start counting cactus you quickly run out of fingers and toes.

Striking vistas on the way

There are a lot of these on the way!

Typical security checkpoint

Always love dropping into Conception Bay on Highway 1.  This view is of the Santispac anchorage

Roadside Shrine

Cool rock formation on the hillside.  Aliens?


Walking the Malecon in Loreto

Sunrise over Isla Carmen

We made it!
1500 miles later we are back at Marina Palmira

Shindig partially uncovered.  Time to move aboard!
Nancy doing boat Yoga, tripping over all the gear and boat supplies that we brought down.