Snug Harbor departed Bahia De Los Muertos at 0555 for Ensenada Grande. We had a 10-12 knot breeze with a good angle and were able to motor sail at 7+ knots for most of the trip. We had to power thru waves reminiscent of the Baja bash, but it wasn’t too bad. We passed spectacular rocks, volcanic formations and coves on Isla Espiritu Santo and Isla Partida on our way to our anchorage. We dropped anchor at Ensenada Grande by 1400. Ensenada Grande really is grand and the crew is pumped!
The watermaker packed it in during the trip. Another project for the Captain. Fortunately the watermaker guru of La Paz lives in the trawler adjoining Snug Harbor’s slip at Marina De La Paz.
The crew all piled into the dinghy to explore the three beaches at Ensenada Grande. We landed at the first beach and saw sugarow cacti galore. Then back to Snug Harbor where Per and Gary swam over to shore for snorkeling. They got back after an hour or so. Per, of endless energy, then jumped in a kayak and explored for another hour.
One of the things that really gets the Captain’s motor going is sharing Snug Harbor with others so that they can enjoy sailing and unique cruising experiences as much as he does. Per has been a blast to have along as he has not been in Baja before and is really enjoying the new experiences.
The captain made barbecued pork loin for dinner. He also remembered his dear wife Mitzie and served hor duerves and cocktails before and made sure a proper table was set in the cockpit for dinner. Excellent conversation ensued.
The crew plans to sleep in and play a bit more tomorrow morning. Snug Harbor will up anchor by noon bound for Marina De La Paz, where we will ride out the norther forecast to arrive by Monday morning.