Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Punta Tintorea

We took a few days off from chores in La Paz, and sailed north the twenty-odd miles to Isla Partida, where we anchored at Ensenada Grande.  This anchorage, in fairly calm seas, provided an opportunity to ease back in to the kayaks, which had been disassembled and stowed under the forward v-berth since we left Barkley Sound in British Columbia.

It also gave a a chance to hike up into to desert shoreline, where we discovered a host of wildflowers blooming, almost certainly as a result of the recent rains. These dark blue morning glories were growing next to oyster shells, which were abundant near the beach. In some places, there were piles of shells like middens - it must have been good eating at some time in the past. 
The skies have been unsually gray for the past few days, but early Tuesday morning, as we were pulling up the anchor to head back to LaPaz, the first rays of the sun illuminated Punta Tintorea, the northernmost point of Ensenada Grande, providing the odd and wonderful light in the photo above.  


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great photos Katherine. Hope you didn't get caught in a Corumuel while you were at Ensenada Grande. Looking forward to seeing you both at Loreto Fest. Merry Christmas.

Steve and Susan
m/v Pacific

December 14, 2011 7:53 PM  

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