Posts By: Graham Mackintosh

Paddle to Isla Coronado

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By Graham Mackintosh The cone-shape volcano at the north end of Smith Island, or Isla Coronado, is a familiar sight for visitors to Bahía de los Ángeles. I’d been around the five mile-long island several times by boat enjoying multiple finback whale encounters, but I’d never set foot on the island. I planned to put… Read more »

Kayaking Loreto to La Paz, Part II

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Part 2: Santa Marta to La Paz By Graham Mackintosh Seen from the perspective of a kayak, the coast between Agua Verde and La Paz is often beautiful and colorful with numerous high cliffs and challenging headlands. Sharing one protected headland—San Telmo—with the sailboat Schatzi, I made radio contact and was glad to make the… Read more »

Kayaking Loreto to La Paz

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Part 1: Loreto to Santa Marta By Graham Mackintosh Over the last three years I’ve been kayaking the Sea of Cortez, usually in October and November. I began in Bahía Gonzaga, and the first stage took me to Bahía de los Ángeles. The second, from LA Bay to Bahía Concepción. And last year I paddled… Read more »

Kayaking South from Bahía Concepción

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By Graham Mackintosh A year ago I set off before dawn from Bahía de Los Ángeles and paddled my somewhat overloaded sit-on-top kayak down to Mulegé and Bahía Concepción. For a month, the previous October/November, I kayaked from Gonzaga Bay to Bahía de los Ángeles. Now for Bahía Concepción south to who knows where… probably… Read more »

The Whale Sharks of Bahía de los Ángeles

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By Graham Mackintosh Bahía de los Ángeles is a great place to interact with whale sharks. Just a day’s drive or a relaxed two days from San Diego, it’s easy to view them, and swim and snorkel with them if you desire. Most summers and falls—July through November—warmer waters reliably bring 20-30 of these gentle… Read more »

The San Pedro Mártir and Lidia

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By Graham Mackintosh Northern Baja California’s Sierra de San Pedro Mártir is one of the least visited conifer forests in North America—a “sky island” surrounded by chaparral and desert. Not only has it been protected by its own isolation, since 1947 its natural beauty has been assured through the granting of national park status in… Read more »