Our trip into Mexico is one big adventure of beautiful bays and beaches, the Bahia ‘s. Kiskadee is doing super. Low draft, 4 feet, double engines, anchor bridle and a good anchor alarm (Vesper Cortex) Our sailing dates were 11 November to 13 December, after the Bajahaha rally. So most of these huge anchorages where empty or with one or two other boats.
For those of you intending to sail this bahia route, this is our itinerary: Puerto Santo Tomas – Bahia de San Quintin – Bahia Tortugas – Bahia Santa Maria – Cabo San Lucas bay – Marina San Jose de Cabo – Los Frailes – Bahia de los Muertos – Isla Partida – Isla Espiritu Santo – El Merito Cove – La Paz Channel – Punta Gaviotas.
Most bahia’s are fine anchorages with shelter in the winter season . The dominant wind direction is North to North-West. We have many favorites and a few disappointments, Cabo San Lucas and San Jose de Cabo are to expensive and offers little. I don’t know why La Paz is called the cruisers paradise, anchorage in the channel is wind against current, filthy and noisy. We did some groceries and bought new zinc and left. Back to the coves and inlets just south of it. So much better and almost empty.
Nautical Information on spots
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So sailing south is fine and the promise of better temperatures, 20 Celsius and going up, helps. Remember, from October on every 1.000 NM south of B.C. Canada you gain 3 degrees Celsius. We are now close to 30.
The islands of Partida and Espiritu Santo are incredible. We spent not enough time in the different bays. This is by far the spot with the clearest water, everywhere rocks, reefs and fish to snorkel too. Good anchorage and well protected. From bay to bay takes 1 or 2 hours of motor sailing.
Our next stop is Mazatlan on the main land.