Once we had fueled up at the marina docks just before noon on Saturday, we motored out of the breakwater and up the La Paz harbour channel - congratulating ourselves and INTREPID II that we'd actually untied the dock lines. We had a nearby destination in mind. Caleta Lobos (24 17.912 N; 110 19.916 W) is under 10 nm from our marina and reasonably sheltered except from westerly winds, being open to the southwest.
The cruising guide is correct. Due to the mangroves at the head of the cove, this anchorage was indeed "affected by the pesky, although non-biting" little flies known as "bobos". Their presence made it easy to decide to eat dinner inside the cabin, but we ensured we had time for sunset pictures.
By 10:30 am we were ready to head out. A curious sea lion checked us out as we motored into the bay with light northwest winds. INTREPID II was making just over 6 knots over the ground, the sun was shining and we were off to Isla Partida - 16 nm away.
S/V INTREPID II - Cape Dory Intrepid 40
- The Intrepid II Crew
- Intrepid II is a Cape Dory Intrepid 40 sailboat, hull #2, designed by Chuck Paine and discovered by the Captain in Blue Hill Maine in 2006. The crew are Kelly (Captain) and Carol (Admiral and Blogger). In 2009 INTREPID II embarked on her West Coast journey from Victoria to San Francisco, the Baja Sur Peninsula and into the Sea of Cortez. In 2010/2011, we sailed ifrom Guaymas, south to Bahia Banderas and back. In 2011/2012 she left Guaymas, headed south to La Paz, spent three weeks at anchor on our northward journey and rested on the hard in San Carlos. Her 4th, 5th and 6th seasons were Boat Projects related. Season 7 - we are hoping to cruise again at long last.