|Nearing Santa Rosalia with Tres Virgenes (volcanos) in distance|
Dropping anchor in Bahia Santa Inez basically cut our travel time in half to Santa Rosalia. We did not have to awaken at 'oh-dark-thirty'; rather we were underway by the more reasonable 07:12 hours. As we rounded the south point of Punta Chivato ,we were quickly into 2 - 2.5 foot NE swells and strong current against us. No speed records set today. Our radio reception was spotty, but we received a weather update from SV Content: N 11 - 15 winds for the morning, with NNE 10 - 13 winds for the afternoon. Paula and Bill had decided to cross to the mainland later that day and we wished each other safe travels.
|Credit: free whale image (Google images)|
Then, while savouring that marine experience, we had to get INTREPID II back on course, continuing on our way towards the eastern side of Isla San Marcos. Winds were NNW 10, on the nose, as we held to a 328 heading and took pictures of the changing topography of this island, which is home to a gypsum mine and a small village.
|Rock formations on crest of Isla San Marcos|
|Pelican heading southward|
|Looking towards breakwater and harbour entrance (east)|
PS: For the LGD infrastructure folks, project signs are important in Baja California Sur as well. This one is located near the central plaza and is a project for the lighting of the locomotive monument.
[This brings things back 'up to date' in a round-about way....we were able to do blog updates from Santa Rosalia on].