This is an awesome place down in Bahia Concepcion, Baja, but I must share a few realistic details. It’s so hot at 7am, we need to make ice cold coffee and cold hard boiled eggs. Mostly we rested in the shade, did no boat work, and just floated around in the water, which at the highest was 90 degrees. At 7pm, outside was 101 degrees, so we decided to dingy to an amazing rock island, covered with frigates and pelicans, to snorkel and dive at. Always new fish and sealife to see. A few hours later, we returned home for a back deck rinse off. The water in our tanks are the same temperature as the Sea, so imagine going from a swim in 88 to a shower in 88 to a shady cockpit in 93 degrees!! But, we are lucky tonight, there is a breeze- the objective is to stay wet and sit outside in the shade, in the wind. Of course this doesn’t last but 5 minutes and one feels like jumping in the salt water all over again (rinse, lather, repeat!)
Afterwards, I make some taco meat in the pressure cooker. (NO BAKING IN THIS HEAT) All fans are aimed at me in the galley, in my birthday suit, btw. Fun day though 😉
Have you ever swam in 89 degree water? Hmmm, refreshing…?! Why, yes it is. Believe it or not the water was just 67 degrees just a few days ago about 35 miles north of here. The Sea of Cortez is so deep in some areas that constant upwellings of water keep us on our toes and wetsuits ready when necessary (spearfishing for dinner).
We are now in Bahia de Conception. The other cruisers in this anchorage have us alerted to Whale Sharks in the Bay, stay tuned! We have seen just a few green turtles and a few dolphins down in Concepcion area.