Punta Ballena and Isla Santa Cruz


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Launching from Isla Santa Cruz in the morning
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Looking back at Isla San Jose from Isla Santa Cruz
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Rocky west shore of Isla Santa Cruz
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A small arroyo empties into the sea through an arch
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The water and wind made rough going up the west side of Isla Santa Cruz
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Black cliff on the west side of Isla Santa Cruz
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Approaching the north tip of Isla Santa Cruz
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The north tip of Isla Santa Cruz
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Starting down the east shore of Isla Santa Cruz
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Rugged cliffs on the east shore of Isla Santa Cruz
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Cave on the east shore of Isla Santa Cruz
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Rugged cliffs on the east shore of Isla Santa Cruz
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Small caves in Isla Santa Cruz
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Rock spire on the shore of Isla Santa Cruz
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Rugged cliffs on the east shore of Isla Santa Cruz
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Dry cave on the east shore of Isla Santa Cruz
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Rugged cliffs on the east shore of Isla Santa Cruz
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Cave on the east shore of Isla Santa Cruz
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Rounding the sougheast corner of Isla Santa Cruz
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Approaching Isla Santa Cruz
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The fishcamp and faro on Isla Santa Cruz
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Rocky arroyo on Isla Santa Cruz
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View back down an arroyo on Isla Santa Cruz
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I went for an evening hike up an arroyo on Isla Santa Cruz
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Giant cardone cactus on Isla Santa Cruz
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I cooked dinner over the coals of my campfire
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My kayak turned to launch in the morning
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Sculpted sandstone cliffs
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Approaching Punta Botella
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Sandstone tumbled and windcarved
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Looking down at Kate DesLauriers reading on the beach
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Looking down at our Punta Prieta campsite
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Bird nest at Punta Prieta
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This is a 20 meter marker, houses cannot be built closer to the water than this
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Punta Prieta over a 20 meter marker
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Looking down at our Punta Prieta campsite
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Looking down at our Punta Prieta campsite
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Looking south to Isla San Jose in the distance
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Looking north, that may be Isla Catalina in the distance
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Doug Hamilton on the dirt road behind Punta Prieta
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A water bottle found in the middle of the desert
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Launching over cobble sized rocks in the morning
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Dolphins on the Sea of Cortez
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Chert peak on the Sea of Cortez
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Mountains coming down to the water
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Sandstone and chirt
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Our first big cave on this trip
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We talked to some yachties about the weather
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Sentinel rocks on the shoreline
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Red sandstone cliffs
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Doug Hamilton in front of rocky point
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Sandstonee dam across an arroyo
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How to create vertical sandstone cliffs
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Drainhole in vertial sandstone cliff
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Doug Hamilton in front of rocky beach
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Green vertical stripe in white sandstone cliffs
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Approaching Punta Prieta
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Landed behind Punta Prieta for the evening
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We bought lobster from a local Panga fisherman
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Herb Howe on the Sea of Cortez
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Arch in an offshore rock
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This far south every arroyo seems to have an oasis
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Beaches near Agua Verde
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