Just a short 25 miles north of San Jose del Cabo is Los Frailes, a bay at the south end of a large marine park dedicated to protecting a large coral reef. This should have been a quick trip but the weather man was wrong and I should have check in the morning before we left. Alas we ended beating upwind in 20 to 25 + knots, which meant it took all day to get their and that clean boat was again covered in salt. Here we found small cursing community that were waiting out of the northwesterly’s , a group of about 10 panga fisherman camped on the beach and a quite a number of trailer vagabonds that camp in the arroyo ( some have been coming for up to 20 years).
The hiking was great but the big plus here was the reef. Visibility was good and we spent hours snorkelling taking in the seeming endless array of colourful fish of all shapes and sizes. We easily wiled away 5 days, then taking the next wind window we were off to Banderas Bay, 280 miles away.
We are in the land of whales, dolphins, turtles, sail fish, a feast for the eyes. Oddly it felt like we were in a National Geographic nature show. A new surprise for us on the crossing was how the Boobies, loved to hitch a ride on our boat. They were not even afraid of our attempts to remove them solar panels and push pit. We wouldn’t have minded the hitch hikers, but they tended to shit on the boat while riding – what a mess!