It took us 5 days of sailing to get here. And it was well worth it. For the sailing itself, and for what we got once we arrived. The setting is beautiful, the air is warm day and night, the water isn’t cold anymore, people are very nice, and the food … OMG, the food!
But before I start posting about all that, there is a couple of things that I need to get out of my chest first.
A SHIPLOAD OF … SHIT 🙁
The Los Cabos area is famous for the abundant supply of deep-water fish. Fishing is a major sport here. The marina we are staying is occupied primarily by fancy sport fishing motor yachts. Fancy sport fishing motor yachts don’t have masts. Pesto does. With spreaders. This makes us standout among the boat crowd here for another flying species – birds. They flock around our mast, looking for a place to land – the spreaders and the mast top being their favorites. And once they are comfortably installed up there, they poop. The bombardment starts after sunset, and we keep hearing the splashes on the cabin top all through the night. We’ve made it a habit already to wash the deck daily from the generous deposits of birdy “stuff” (wouldn’t it be great if at least the bird poop acted as a natural repellent to mosquitoes? Well … it doesn’t).
¡¿ CUANTO ?!
This place is simply beautiful. It is also close to wealthy areas in the US. Dollars have been pouring in here for quite some time. And Baja-Californians have put microeconomics to play pretty effectively. The fact is, we’ve found prices here to be high – very high. The marina we are in, for instance, has been the most expensive on a per-foot-day-basis that we have stayed so far. And the prices of marine diesel are also eye-watering – the most expensive I’ve paid on this trip yet ….. oh well. At least there are plenty of anchorages north of here, and we plan to take full advantage of that to lower our average daily costs.