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If you found this blog via a link from a cruising site ~ we did cruise Mexico on our Ocean 49 cat for a season. See the first text box on the right for links to our preparations, trip down Baja, life in Mexico, cruising and trip back up to SoCal. Unfortunately we are back to the grind in the USA...

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Isla Coyote ~ El Pardito ~ The Last of The Sea Favs!

I think this was a favorite.
I'm not quite sure.
It only took fifteen five minutes to explore.
It's basically a rock.
A rock with about twelve people living on it.Maybe eight or nine houses.
I didn't count.
A chapel.
An old school.
And whale bones.

The weirdest thing?
A gringo couple from Santa Barbara, California live there.
What the hell for?
Running from the law?
Running from the IRS?

But I have always wanted to go there and we finally did.

But first!
We spent one night at Amortajada at Isla San Jose.
Big mistake.
Great beachcombing, but also I was great food for the no-see-ums.
There were actually little spots of blood all over our sheets.
I had over 30 bites from the neck up.
Never again...

So headed over to the North anchorage at Isla San Francisco, then dinghied the short trip to the rock tiny island of Coyote ~ El Pardito.
The charts and books all call it Isla Coyote, but the twelve people who live there call it El Pardito.Cool whale bones.
Giant whale heads.

Great views of the nearby islands and mainland Baja.

Nice people.
Nice ladies we saw beachcombing the day before who make necklaces out of shells.
So a little gift-shopping, a little chatting and the fifteen five minute exploration was over.
Back to scratching bug bites the boat!


Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

Ooooooo, I could handle living on El Pardito. Although it could be a little crowded...

I like the whale bones too.

Nice maps, btw. Much better drawing than any 5 year old could do :)

Jim and Heather on Meerkat said...

No pool there.
Oh, but you would have the Sea!

And the drawing getting better?
Again, learned from the best and ya know, I was a graphic artist after college (but that was a very long time ago...)