The March 5, 2016, forecast called for about 2 more days of calm weather that would be followed by 4 or 5 days of a Norther. We had the opportunity to thoroughly explore Agua Verde before scooting into the shelter of Puerto Escondido, just 23 miles further north.
While GB fished from the dinghy all over the place, I scoured Agua Verde's beaches for shells. The beach about 2 miles to the east of Agua Verde's entrance had large but very broken and weathered shells. Its rocky east shore held the remains of two sea turtles and the remains of many grebes, pelicans, and porcupine fish. The cove in Agua Verde proper, that is just north of the southernmost anchorage, had excellent Spondylus shells, but it was a sad abattoir of large numbers of beheaded dog shark, hammerheads, and rays of all ages and sizes. Most of the remains appeared to have been very young, immature fish. That one beach was so covered with dead sea life, I christened it Slaughterhouse Beach. What is the Sea of Cortez becoming?
In more soothing news, the night was cool and calm except for the school of 10-inch-long fish blowing bubbles around The Fox. One gets one's entertainment where one finds it -- and that goes not just for the crew of a sailboat listening to bubbling fish, but for the fish that try bouncing their bubbles off the hull of a sailboat.