After enjoying swimming and going into the village for a couple of days we pulled up anchor and headed for Conception Bay. We had a great trip going south about 32 nm into the Conception Bay, finding anchorage in Bahia Coyote at Playa Santispac. There were many RV’s along the beach and one restaurant Ana’s, which on Saturday nights have a great rib and chicken feed. In the dingy we could travel all down the bay to El Burro, which was full of palapa houses of year round living. There was also Bertha’s restaurant, which on Sunday you could have breakfast and either a bloody marry, or margarita for 50 pesos. We hitchhiked into Mulege’ a couple of times for provisions and just to go sight seeing. In 1705 Mision Santa Rosalia de Mulege’ was established, but in 1770 was swept away with the flooding of the Rio Santa Rosalia. The mission was then rebuilt and to the looks of it the church was still used to this day. Jerry and I went to Scotts Pelican Reef for probably was the best burgers in the world. They had every kind imaginable. I had the bacon blue cheese burger and Jerry had the bbq, onion and bacon burger.There was also a museum that was transformed from the old prison, but it was never open when we went to go see it. Conception Bay was one the best parts of the trip, we ended up staying there from 2/10-2/27, swimming and going seashell hunting everyday. We would have stayed longer and made that the end of the trip, but met up with Captain Steve from s/v Liquid 8 who encouraged us to travel along with them down to La Paz.
First stop San Evaristo where we met up with S/V Serendipity who was also traveling back to San Carlos. Punta San Evaristo is half way up Canal de San Jose’, a quiet little fishing village with approximately 20 families that live there. I was not feeling good, so did not get off the boat, but Jerry took Skeeter to shore to explore.
We left Los Gatos on March 14th with s/v Serendipity along with us heading north. The wind was really hitting us on the nose, making it a very long and messy sail. Serendipity decided to pull into Bahia Santa Marta, but we kept heading toward Puerto Escondito. Where do to the weather we stayed for 6 days. Which was well worth it since we did not see much on our way down the sea. We were able to do some laundry, hike the canyon, play on the beach, swim and even took a taxi into Loreto for a day of provisioning and sight seeing. We took anchorage in the same place as before, because it was good holding, but do to the weird weather pattern we ended up dragging the day before we left. We ran into S/V Stolen Kiss and again with Serendipity who were both taking it slow going back up the sea.
On March 19th we decided to start heading back to San Carlos, we took it in an overnight trip, that was much nicer than the crossing the other way 6 weeks earlier.