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Los Gatos to San Juanico to Honeymoon Cove

We were without Internet for many days and these photos built up until we finally reached La Paz. Of course, we could upload blogs via SSB, but not photos.

Los Gatos is Conni's favorite anchorage in Baja and she's not the only one to feel that way. The rock that surrounds Los Gatos is colorful and has been wind-carved into interesting and evocative shapes.

From Los Gatos, we traveled to San Juanico, another lovely anchorage, as you'll see. San Juanico is an ancient caldera, so there are a lot of amazing volcanic sites to see. We found our "Apache Tears" at this location.

From there, we traveled to Honeymoon Cove, my favorite this leg. While a tiny cove, the coziness is nurturing and is great protection from inclement weather.

In evening light, the stunning red rock surrounding Los Gatos make for an interesting image of texture and color.

Conni walks away from our dinghy after touching down in San Juanico. We cover the engine to protect it from sun damage.

Crustacean tracks on the Los Gatos beach. These testimonies to another little community always amaze me. I hope that my tracks seem a bit more purposeful.

Bands of colored "tuff" or hardened volcanic ash, are a backdrop for Bill's exploration of the beach.

We no longer collect stuff, but do take photos of it. This is my "still life" of beach trinkets that caught my eye. The scarlet sea fans support some lovley shells and a pelican's beak. At lower left is a shell with tube worm protrusions rising from it.

Looks like the American Badlands, and so it is. This micro-Badlands was water-carved into the tuff.

Colorful proof of volcanic origins, this lovely rock was stained by mineral-carrying hot water that percolated through the rock. The color and patterns caught my eye.

Lovely Conni, holding shells, is silhouette by the almost-as-lovely shoreline rocks. The water is gin-clear.

The water distortion gives this away, but the shell was a foot under the clear water.

San Juanico and its growing community of isolated homes. Since there was a forecast wind storm that night, we were joined by many other sailboats looking for a safe anchorage.

Gypsum, a colorful and varied form of sulfate, is of volcanic origin. It is extensively mined in Baja. This piece caught my eye.

Conni's still life of beach trinkets.

The scalloped pattern of waves on the beach caught both of us, but Conni's photo shows the unusual pattern very clearly.

Water? It's hot? Bill's in the water!

Hurricane Paul generated enough rain for plants to grow and bloom that had been dormant for decades.

Punta Mangeles shows its lovely colors as we sail past.

Ah, Honeymoon Cove! I loved its protective walls and safety. I could have stayed here for several days, but scheduling confilcted. Honeymoon Cove is located on the West side of Isla Danzante, so named when Spanish priest/explorers happened to see "dancers" on the beach when they passed.

We were joined in Honeymoon Cove by the two other boats. The big catamaran was sailed by three couples and their children, all from Australia.

What, me worry? Bill enjoys Honeymoon Cove and cocktail hour.



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