Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Isla Coronados

From San Juanico, we made our way south to another favorite anchorage. Isla Coronados is protected, along with about 50 other islands in the Sea of Cortez, as part of a Biosphere Reserve. Jacques Cousteau once characterized this area as the "aquarium of the world." You need a Park Pass to visit the islands, and there are regulations similar to protected areas in the US. Our friends Ron and Maryann on Whirlwind left a few hours after us, and had a much more exciting sail in higher winds. Later in the afternoon, the wind came up and we moved to the south side of the island for better protection. We were treated to a spectacular show of dolphins leaping and somersaulting about the anchorage, presumably in search of food.

The next morning we moved back to the main anchorage to enjoy its turquoise waters and sugary sands. We did yoga, hiked along the desert shoreline, and had a nice potluck with the other boaters in the cove.

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