While we were driving down to Baja on the start of this trip, Sid described a beautiful island, Isla San Louis, that was featured in the National Geographic recently. He didn’t know where this island was and could not find it in the cruising guides. He figured it was far offshore or he would have seen it before. But when we looked at the cruising guide to the see what we might find north of Bahia Gonzaga, there was Isla San Louis! Plus four other volcanic islands in a chain called “The Enchanted Islands”. At Gozaga Bay we talked to a local who lived nearby at Punta Bufeo just south of the island. He would watch our car and his sister cooked lunch for us at the restaurant there.
It was late in the afternoon but we launched and paddled only a few miles into a mild breeze. We explored the southwest side of the island and picked a sandy beach between two arms of black obsidian jumbles. Gulls were nesting everywhere and screamed at us every time we moved.