Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Isla Isabel

February 2013
We left Mazatlan on Presidents day,  on a 2 day passage to La Cruz via Isla Isabel.

I have wanted to stop on Isla Isabel for while as everyone says it is not to be missed and it defiantly was on my list of “must do” before we left Mexico.  Isla Isabela is a remote island that is a bird rookery. Here you will see nesting Frigate and Bobbies. The cool part is that the birds do not think of you as a threat so you can walk right up to the nests and the babies.

We arrived early in the morning and anchored near the fishing camp, lowered the dingy and went to explore. I think the pictures will speak for themselves of this remarkable site. In addition to all the birds there are LOTS of iguana’s and other lizards, a bit disconcerting  as you walk through the grass and hear them scurry away under your feet!

We spend the rest of the day resting up for our next overnight sail to La Cruz. We have an uneventful passage (no wind so a motor ride). We anchor at the lovely Punta Mita for two days before heading into the marina at La Cruz. La Cruz is one of our favorite places in Mexico, and we feel right at home. Sadly  this is where we will end our time in Mexico. We plan on setting sail for the South Pacific at the end of March.

More on that in the next blog. 

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