(December 10 to 23, 2021) We are about 6 miles from the town of Loreto. Due to strong winds from the North (called “Northers”) we have been stuck here for a week behind Coronados Island, a part of the Loreto Bay National Park. This National Park is the largest marine protected area in the Sea of Cortez. Each island in the park is easily accessible by tour boats or small rental boat (Panga). There are flights from Loreto to the USA.
Checking the weather again this morning, we postponed our departure for another three days. In winter, it (Northers) happens frequently because the strong winds come from the North. They form in the Gulf of Alaska and also the great Basins (Four Corners of Utah, Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico).
Going into the winds is hard. It is better to wait for the winds and seas to calm down. It (waiting) lets us see more perfect sunrises and sunsets at the Loreto Bay National Park. They are amazingly beautiful and tranquil.