The Gourmet Anchorage

In Brazil, “Requeijao” is a tasty dairy product – a soft spread between Sour Cream and Cream Cheese. It is normally eaten at breakfast, hard to find abroad, and hence something we crave for.

We were curious to visit the aptly named Isla Requeson in Bahia Concepcion. And curiously enough, it did end up being a gourmet experience !

<This the fifth in a series of posts covering the 10 days-or-so we spent cruising the beautiful Bahia Concepcion in Baja California. Click here to access the first post in the series, and here to access the previous post>

Isla Requeson is hardly an island, for it is “almost” connected to the shoreline of Bahia Concepcion by a sandy isthmus with a shallow, 10-meter stream in the middle. The isthmus forms two small harbors, each wide open to the South and North respectively. But since the weather was stable, and we were in desperate need for some breeze and cooler water, we made it there.

The scenery is beautiful, with the shallow sandy bottom providing for brilliant turquoise waters in the bays. One day we circumnavigated the island with our dinghies and were surprised to find the remnants of the body of a large dead whale slowly decomposing on the outer shore of it.

A short dinghy ride away there’s an adjacent beach, privately owned by a family who established a restaurant in there. The place is simple, neatly decorated in bric-brac style, the owner-operators are very friendly and the food is just excellent. We stayed there for two whole afternoons, while the kids played on the beach.

I will let the pictures complement the story:

Pesto and Isla Requeson just after sunset
Pesto and Isla Requeson just after sunset
Brilliant green waters of the twin harbors
Brilliant green waters of the twin harbors
Raquel and Sierra exploring a mini mangrove at the sandy isthmus
Raquel and Sierra exploring a mini mangrove at the sandy isthmus
Remnants of a dead whale ... must have been a big guy !
Remnants of a dead whale … must have been a big guy !
The bric-brac restaurant, a short dinghy ride away ... we spent two afternoons there
The bric-brac restaurant, a short dinghy ride away … we spent two afternoons there
The cozy bar
The cozy bar
I kinda like that style !
I kinda like that style !
The kids had fun with the resident parrot ...
The kids had fun with the resident parrot …
... with the megaphone ...
… with the megaphone …
... and with their kayaks
… and with their kayaks
We even had time for some chit-chat under the shade
We even had time for some chit-chat under the shade
One of the days there (July 1st) was Canada Day, and we celebrated in style
One of the days there (July 1st) was Canada Day, and we celebrated in style
Paulo embraced the Canada cause with most enthusiasm
Paulo embraced the Canada cause with most enthusiasm
There was even Beaver Tails, a Canadian sweet delicacy which we devoured
There was even Beaver Tails, a Canadian sweet delicacy which we devoured
A great time spent in great company. The joy of cruising !
A great time spent in great company. The joy of cruising !

 

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