We left Puerto Ballandra at dawn on the first day that was supposed to be calm. We had no wind for several hours, but the remains of a decent sea made for a bouncy motor north. The wind picked up around 11 am and flattened the seas, an we anchored in a good 20 kt blow between a pair of pinnacle rocks.
San Juanico is very picturesque, and some homeowner and campers agree. There’s no infrastructure except a road to the highway, but even though we were the only boat for a few hours there were still lots of people. Other boats pulled in later that afternoon.
The nights and mornings were calm, so we slept well and went snorkeling and beach combing. We even got Gone Fission sailing one day in the very light morning breezes.
There were lots of pelicans and other birds (we think might be boobies), as well as enormous schools of small fish in the shallows. We spent a pleasant few days at anchor, then set off for an overnighter to Santa Rosalía, which we think will be our northernmost stop in the Sea of Cortez.