Leg 8 - Magdalena Bay to Cabo San Lucas
Leg 8 - Mag Bay to Cabo
March 17 2007
160 nm/28 hrs
It's 160 nm non-stop to Cabo. There are no places along this coast to duck into. We wanted to get into Cabo before the 'cape
effect' winds kicked up in the afternoon. We also wanted to leave during daylight to chance seeing a whale or two while departing
Mag Bay. So we left at 8:00 am to get us in around noon the next day. We ended up only seeing a few whales off in the distance.
We motor/sailed the entire way to ensure we would beat the fierce afternoon winds around Cabo. The seas and winds were kind to
us this time. We really enjoyed the passage. We caught the obligatory Bonita along the way. We want a tuna! We want a tuna! The
wind did pipe up when we rounded Lands End. Then off in the distance we saw boats. All kinds of boats. They were all hovering
around the Cabo arch and Lover's beach, both Cabo landmarks. We negotiated the traffic and entered Bahia San Lucas. Slips are
about $130/night in Cabo so we dropped the hook about 50 yards off Mendano Beach.
|Pictures of our stay in Cabo
|First sight of the end of baja.
|The lighthouse at Cabo Falso.
|Cabo sprawl on the Pacific side.
|Land's End. Rounding the Cabo San Lucas arch.
|Not too bad. We did 144 nm in 24 hrs.