After an interesting time at Bahia Salinas, we rounded the top of Isla Carmen and headed over to Isla Coronados, where we had been earlier in the season. With warmer weather and some southerly breezes, the time was right to anchor on the northwest side and hang out on the white sand beach. It was much busier with pangas bringing day trippers over from Loreto, but we had it pretty much to ourselves in the evenings. We spent a couple of days beach lounging, soaking up the sun and wading into the aqua water.
We awoke on the morning we knew we would have to move to the other side because of shifting wind to find ourselves socked in with good old northwest style fog! What a shock. We hadn’t known this might happen here (but later reviewed the paragraph in the guide that mentions it as a spring and summer phenomena). The volcano was shrouded in fog, and at times it was so dense we couldn’t see the other boat in the anchorage. The quintessential northwest sound of foghorns seems to be missing in Mexico.
As it started to lift, we pulled up anchor to head around to the other side of the island. As we rounded the turn, a pod of dolphins headed right for us. They were very big dolphins, and they seemed to be having a fabulous time, leaping and diving. We clapped and yelled for them, and this seemed to make them jump even more – right next to the boat! I was lucky to get a few shots off – they were so close I wasn’t sure it was going to work with my telephoto lens, but I positioned myself as best I could and managed some lucky shots.