Friday, February 21, 2014

Caleta San Juanico

We sailed to Punta Pulpito , then to Caleta San Juanico and then, as we sailed past the NE corner of Isla Coronados, we saw many whales. We watched them for a while, but they went away when we fetched the camera.  So we got some scenic shots of Isla Carmen in the late afternoon sun.  We anchored in Puerto Ballandra, on Isla Carmen, and during the night we could hear the whales.

We motored the 10 nm across to Loreto and anchored just off the town beach. The Sea was calm and there was no wind when we took Tubby to shore. When we came to Loreto from Puerto Escondido on our way north, we had not been impressed with Loreto. This time, approaching the town from the shore, we saw a different side of it. Loreto has lovely little boutique hotels, many fashionable restaurants, cafes, and boutiques.
On the street, we ran into David and a couple of his crew from Purusha! They were making their way north and having a fantastic time.
We provisioned at the local super market and returned to Tubby to find the wind had built up and there were white caps in the bay. It was a wet ride back to the boat.