Monday, January 13, 2020

The blog from the Sea of Cortez

“One who was born by the ocean or has associated with it cannot ever be quite content away from it for very long”
― John Steinbeck, The Log from the Sea of Cortez

 We had hoped to see more animal life in the Sea of Cortez, but the geology is beautiful. The Sierra de la Gigantes, Mountain range of the Giants, stands guard in the southern portion of the Sea, rising dramatically from the ocean and funneling wind down the channel.

The mountains create  wonderful canyons and some of them are accessible for hiking. We hiked up the Tabor Canyon, also known as the Steinbeck Canyon.

A lot of rock scrambling, and beautiful views

The further we got up the canyon the narrower the walls got and the water volume increased. There was none at the beginning of the trail, and the passable portion of the canyon culminated in a waterfall.

Looking back at our anchorage in Puerto Escondido. Rhapsody is one of those masts. The guidebook says of interesting things to do in Puerto Escondido- Loreto is 14 miles away. End of description. 

By far the most colorful rocks were at a bay called Puerto los Gatos, Port of the Cats.

Beautiful, softly sculpted red rocks.

And Rhapsody all alone in the anchorage.

Along the way we discovered

the government of Mexico, 

and made a few friends.

And now we are headed south, to warmer weather. Goodbye to the Sea of Cortez.

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