Jul 1, 2008

Aqua Verde, BCS, Mexico

Ninety-five miles from La Paz, this bay is a popular cruise stop. Amazing scenery, a local village, good protection, diving and fishing make the days melt away. We over-nighted to get there at a reasonable hour the next day. DO NOT anchor in the south bay. You may well see boats there, but the holding is terrible. We experimented with our three anchors (75lb CQR, 20KG Bruce and Fortress FX-55) with probably 20 attempted sets and were not able to get a good hold. The anchor would set, but eventually give way when backed down on hard. Some boats were anchored there (sail and power), so either there are a few good spots or they simply didn’t back down as hard as I like to do.