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Punta Salinas

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On Saturday, April 18 we motor-sailed 7 miles from Isla San Francisco to Punta Salinas. We expected to only visit for the afternoon, then continue on to another anchorage, but we had too much fun exploring the abandoned salt mine.

The island has abandoned equipment from a salt mine operation

It was a rusty playground for Sully.

He loved driving the truck

He loved driving the truck

He had to take me for a ride

He had to take me for a ride

And Natalie got a ride too.

Natalie got a ride too

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The "General Store" lots of flotsam and flip flops

The “General Store” with lots of flotsam and flip flops

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We walked an overgrown road by the salt ponds towards the lighthouse on the point

We walked an overgrown road by the salt ponds towards the lighthouse on the point

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I climbed the lighthouse and Sully really wanted to come up, too!

I climbed the lighthouse and Sully really wanted to come up, too!

Lots of good shell combing on our beach walk

Lots of good shell combing on our beach walk

There aren’t many playgrounds in Baja, but Sully always finds something to play with when we’re ashore. This stop made it easy for him to have some fun.

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  1. I don’t know why you didn’t backpack Sully and take him up the lighthouse!! I notice it is not designed for an easy climb! Wish we would have skipped the resort (although the showers and pool were nice), and done some exploring! Maybe next trip!!!

    • Mom, the climb to the light house was tough and tight… Not very kid friendly. I could barely squeeze through the access hatch to get to the top. There will be more opportunities to explore the islands as our voyage continues. In the fall we’ll be heading back down through the Sea of Cortez and beyond!

  2. Hope you all are caught up on your tetanus shots. Good thing to have when playing in the rusty playground. Although I can see why Sully couldn’t resist! How cute!

    • Pam, we are all caught up on the tetanus shots! Sully REALLY loved to spin the wheel on that truck, we had to go back a few times for him to get his fill.

  3. What a great blog, thanks for all the updates. We are on your aft quarter just now getting back into the sea of cortez leaving La Paz to see a bit of the sea till end of the month.
    Our boat is a 40′ Cheoy Lee midshipman ketch from san francisco, it is our first year cruising but we are still working in between the good stuff.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

    • Hey! Glad another Cheoy Lee owner found our blog! Enjoy your cruise and hope to see you out there when we get back in the sea in the fall.

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