Like last season, wind in October and November has been scarce here in La Ventana. We’ve had only a few days of decent wind for full powered sailing, so people who have come down for an early season sailing vacation, have had only one or two days a week of good wind. Folks with formula sailing gear or big kites have taken advantage of a few more days of light afternoon thermal breezes. Hopefully December will finally bring the consistent El Nortes everyone is waiting for.
La Ventana Campground from the water
More people are arriving everyday and the campground is about 60% full this Thanksgiving week… there is still room for your RV or tent. With the lack of wind most people are getting out and enjoying the variety of things that make southern Baja a beautiful and special place to be. Folks who come here and just sit on the beach waiting for wind miss out big time…like turtle watching and surfing.
Sea Turtles: A Baja Treasure
A couple weeks ago we celebrated Nancy’s birthday with a two day mini vacation to San Jose del Cabo. October is the prime nesting time for sea turtles in southern Baja. We were fortunate to witness a nest as the baby turtles emerged and made their way to the Sea of Cortez. Mexican environmental groups monitor the nests and do their best to make sure the young turtles return safely to the sea. Many beaches now prohibit cars and ATV traffic on the sand which is good for more than turtles. It wasn’t many years ago that turtles were harvested for their meat here, but fortunately the turtles are now protected by Mexican law.
Val’s first ride on a surfboard; what style!
Fellow Ezzy sailors Dan and Val from California joined us for a day surfing safari to Los Cerritos on the Pacific side just south of Todos Santos. Cerritos is beautiful beach popular with the surfers about 60 miles north of Cabo San Lucas. The surf was head high on the outside reef, but still fun for boogie boards and SUP’s on the inside. The wind is coming, we’ll keep you posted. Good sailing, Gary & Nancy