One day we anchored for lunch and a couple hours of exploring at the remote Playa Santa Barbara, 3 miles south of El Burro Cove. On shore we found a marginal road winding inland though the estuary, probably to the Highway. Aside from a lone trailer, two tent-like yurts were the only residences on this beach. New-looking with crushed-shell pathways to the water, they seemed deserted, maybe rentals or a yurt vacation compound? Whoever owns it built the coolest outdoor living space just steps from the water…complete with trestle table, wooden chairs, an outside kitchen with sink, a grill, even an outdoor shower. Napping beds on the beach as well as a hammock under a palm tree oasis completed the ideal retreat. No RVrs, no restaurants, no highway noise. Perfect. Too bad we can’t stay.
While we were on the beach, the wind picked up (as it always seems to do when we want to go back to the boat). This cove is open to the NE and the wind was coming from that direction and pushing in wind waves up the long narrow channel. No fun. So we broke camp and headed back to our peaceful and protected Santispac for another few days of relaxing in the sun. And waiting for more wind to blow through before we can move south!