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Follow us as we sail Bullwinkle, our Westsail 32, south to California, Mexico, out to Hawaii and back home to Seattle.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Santa Maria Bay

We arrived at Bahia Santa Maria outside of Magdalena Bay at about 6:15pm on 11-28. On the way in past Cape San Lazaro we were treated to dozens of whales in the water some surfacing with 20 yards of boat. Off to the east about 1/4 to 1/2 mile, one whale was doing wild tail slaps, keeping his tail vertical in air and wildly flapping it back and forth. Tracey saw several breach up out of the water......I was trying to keep from hitting any. It was quite a sight.

Bahia Santa Maria is huge with great protection from the swell although it still lets in the north wind. We anchored in 27' of water about 1/2 mile from the rocky western shore. I think we could have gotten in closer but in the dark, we put the hook down once we felt comfortable.

Two whale backs upper center

remnants of a whale spout

Land ho; other side of Bahia Santa Maria

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