We rise early for a hearty breakfast and to start paddling to take advantage of the usually windless mornings. If we didn’t visit yesterday, we hope to visit another small island today located between Islas San Francisco and San Jose. El Pardito. This is a small rocky outcrop where several artisan fishing families live and we stop to learn about their life on this remote island.
After a couple hours of paddling we beach our kayaks on Isla San Jose for a well-deserved break and chance to stretch our legs with a walk on a beach. This beautiful Sea of Cortez island has dozens of long beaches of golden sand, perfect for beach combing. Depending on our mood and sea conditions we may have lunch at our first landing, or continue a short distance more.
After lunch we continue paddling another hour or so to our camp. Here you are introduced to our routine for the next few days. Arrive at camp, set up tents, take a swim or snorkel, go on a walk or, read a book. Relish the free time away from any phones or email. Disconnected from your world at home and totally connected with where you are and the people you're with.
Soon it's time for appetizers, then dinner under the stars. Relaxed, physically tired and hopefully at peace with everything around you, you fall into a deep sleep.