home port of Puerto Escondido made us all somewhat giddy yet we didn't want to rush this final chapter knowing we had some of the best anchorages to visit between here and there.
Our first night out we stopped once again at the well-known Caleta Lobos. This was our fourth visit to Lobos and we had the navigation of it down pat. After sailing for the majority of a year we certainly had learned and grown in our roles as cruisers. Doug and I smiled at one another as we entered the anchorage. We would always remember our first visit here back in December (check out the 12/20/10 post). But tonight this would serve as an easy anchorage where we would drop the hook and enjoy some water time before heading north tomorrow.
The next morning we headed to Isla Espiritu Santo, a favorite island for cruisers with its many deep inlets serving as protection from winds and offering an away-from-it-all environment. We chose the bay of El Mezteno. The chaos of La Paz would soon be far behind us.
Once we neared the anchorage the kids wanted to go fishing off the dingy but it needed some air and required being pumped up manually so Chandler jumped in and got the work done. This required balance, persistence, and lots of energy and she gave it her all.
|A job well done!|
|Freshest fish around!|
Afterwards we went ashore to enjoy the beach and the lowering sun with its sunburned glow on the land and it's soothing effect on the water.
|Doug, Henry Wyatt, and the cardon cactus all splashed with sunlight|
|Chandler, Henry Wyatt, and Doug enjoy a jog along the shoreline|
|A boy and his stick, uh, well, his stump!|