We came into Scorpion Bay and the town San Juanico at two in the morning under the light of a full moon. It was our first time entering an unknown anchorage at night. A bit nerve racking but it worked out.
The amazing wildlife that Baja is famous for includes the large Eastern population of the North Pacific Grey Whales. They travel down to Mexico to spend the winter months mating, giving birth, and rearing their newborns.
For the last month and half we’ve nestled in beautiful bays and in the lee of rugged points along the pacific coast of Baja California and Baja California Sur. And while these destinations were worth the price of admission the journeys themselves merit mention.
There are no real harbors, literally no docks to tie up to, in the 800 nm between Ensenada at the northern end of the Baja peninsula and Cabo San Lucas at the southern tip. For that matter there are only two protected bays that provide refuge from heavy conditions and from all directions of wind and swell. Turtle Bay (or San Bartolome as the locals call it) is one of these refuges.