The Baja Ha-Ha Cruise
Doug, George, Skip and Dave
This year, I got a chance to participate because Dave Allmen wanted to take Lahaina Roads on it. So on October 29, Dave, his brother Doug, long time friend Jim Long (a.k.a. Skip) and I departed from Oceanside to join up with the other 130 Ha-ha vessels in the Ha-ha fleet in San Diego.
Lahaina Roads docked in San Diego.
Doug and Dave relaxing on deck.
Docked at Ensenada.
After a brief stay in Ensenada, we headed south for Bahia Tortuga or as we know it - Turtle Bay.
Sailing southward wing-and-wing.
A beautiful sunset at sea.
Anchored amongst the fleet in Turtle Bay.
Drone's view of the fleet in Turtle Bay.
Time for fish tacos and a Corona at Maria's.
Downtown Turtle Bay is a pretty quiet place.
The Lahaina Roads crew in clean t-shirts getting ready to venture into town.
The pier in Turtle Bay.
Maria's from the air.
Baja Ha-ha traditional beach party.
Anchor lights on as evening approaches.
The following day the fleet sailed out of Turtle Bay in 10-12 knot winds. The winds eventually blew 20- 25 knots, giving us a great three day sail to Bahia Santa Maria.
The fleet leaving Turtle Bay for Bahia Santa Maria.
Lahaina Roads at sail.
A visit by dolphins is always a welcome treat.
Skip in Bahia Santa Maria with a full moon behind him.
Doug, Dave and Skip on the beach in Bahia Santa Maria.
Local fishing pangas in the village.
Baja Ha-ha lunch festivities.
Dave brought candy for the village kids.
After a two day stay in Bahia Santa Maria, the fleet picked up anchor and headed for the final stop of Cabo san Lucas.
The fleet sailing towards Cabo san Lucas.
The quintessential arch of Cabo.
At dusk, anchored along the beach in Cabo.
Baja Ha-ha party at Squid Roe in Cabo.
Waking up to a surprising guest in the harbor.
Docked in Puerto Los Cabos.