We left Ensenada in the late morning intending to sail about 30 miles to Punta Baja. We planned to anchor overnight there and, unless it made us say “wow”, to continue on to San Quintin in the morning. It was wide open and full of swell but we were about to drop the hook for rest anyways when we saw people carrying large white bags from the village, by hand, across rocks, to a location about 2 miles from the village. They were piling the white bags near a slot in the cliff face, right where we were going to anchor, and in an area that looked beachable by small boat.
Aquaculture is the most likely explanation, but just in case it was big bags o’drugs, we thought, maybe anchoring at the drop-off/pick-up isn’t the wisest course of action so we’ll do an overnight. Lovely sail most of the rest of the way to San Quintin which we made just after dawn.
No, I did not break out my telephoto lens and take copious pictures. Ahem.
San Quintin was both lovely and a bit of a bummer. The bummer part is we had hoped to kiteboard but there was a Southerly swell making beaching our kayak difficult and kiteboarding out of the question for two beginners.
On the other hand we discovered that if you meet someone nice enough, and there is nowhere safe to leave your kayak, you might get a ride to the local happy hour. THANK YOU CB!
We also saw an absolutely enormous lobster than one of the men had recently purchased (not the man in the photo). YEEGADS! I included the small dog on the bottom right for reference. I can’t imagine how old this thing must be to have grown to this size.
We spent a bunch of afternoons lazing about on deck in the sunshine but every morning until noon we had grey, damp marine layer and we decided that, without kiteboarding, it was time to continue moving SOUTH.