Sea Kayaking the Sea of Cortez – Playa el Coyote to Loreto Nov 10-20th, 2010

So everything worked out well. Matiss felt better, we had all our food, water, gear together and our fantastic couchsurfing host Bill in Mulege graciously offered to give us a ride down to the NOLS basecamp at Playa el Coyote in Bahia Concepcion. We showed up and found Ramon’s cousin Clemente who we couldn’t get a hold of to touch base earlier with but when we showed up he set us up with all the gear we needed. We set off by like 2pm on the 10th of November into the beautiful clear waters of Bahia Concepcion (click any photo below to see entire album).

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Matiss did quite a nice detailed entry of our trip fresh after it as he flew back to Canada when i flew to Costa Rica to start another crazy adventure on Karaka. Below is a great map he created showing our route with campsites and points of interest on a google map. (Also click here to view and read Matiss’s detail trip log on his website)

Click here for a google map of the kayaking route with labeled campsites and points of interest.

We had a hell of a time trying to get out of the bay with the strong prevailing north winds but we finally made it around and had several days of big water requiring us to have very early days and lots of afternoon time to explore the shoreline.

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We met up with Ramon and his NOLS course in San Nicholas, got some more supplies and made it around Punta Pulpito, one of the most exposed points in the Sea of Cortez.

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All in all we had a very excellent trip and made it to Loreto on the 20th of November, left the boats with Ramon’s other cousin Pingui (spanish for penguin) and bused back up to Mulege to stay with Bill again.

For more detail on the trip please read Matiss’s Blog:

http://matisslife.blogspot.com/2010/12/baja-odyssey-pt-3.html

http://matisslife.blogspot.com/2010/12/baja-odyssey-pt-4.html

http://matisslife.blogspot.com/2010/12/baja-odyssey-pt-5.html

http://matisslife.blogspot.com/2011/01/baja-odyssey-pt-6.html

tomorrow morning we attempt to hitch-hike to Puerto San Carlos to meet our next Couchsurfer Staci.

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One thought on “Sea Kayaking the Sea of Cortez – Playa el Coyote to Loreto Nov 10-20th, 2010

  1. Hey! Hadn’t heard anything from you guys in a while. I was actually telling my not so fun Mexico story to someone at work today, so I thought about you guys. Glad to hear you two are still having fun, and most of all, SAFE!

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