Nothing Beats Kayaking To Another Beach For Breakfast
JOHN M. DERBY
February 2, 2017
every day is perfect for kayaking, however, last Sunday
the sky was clear and sunny, and temperature was in the
mid 70s, so when someone said, “Let’s kayak
to Santispac Beach for breakfast,” there were several
can also be a problem for kayaking and Baja Mexico has its
share of windy days. Sunday, the water was like glass as
we launched our kayaks around 10:30 a.m. and headed northeast
for a beach which was a couple of miles away.
the water isn’t chopping one can see the bottom at
10 feet. The fish were working the shoreline as we paddled
close to the rock formations which jutted out into the bay.
kayaks we use are Ride on Top Kayaks which are not difficult
to maneuver in tight quarters. Those people with us were
experienced kayakers and had no trouble making the trip
to Santispac Beach.
Beach has no permanent homes on it, just palm covered leantos
with people camped next to them in motor homes and other
camping equipment. They say that Santispac is one of the
most beautiful beaches in all of Baja California and a picture
of it will see the reason why.
this time of the year it is occupied with three dozen RVs
and a few tents. The water on the beach goes out gently
for over a hundred yards and several local Mexicans have
sight-seeing pangas (boats) parked on shore waiting to take
tourists out to see the Whale Sharks.
pulled our kayaks up on shore and then took off on foot
for the nearest restaurant. It had a great reputation for
serving breakfast as well as cold beer and other drinks.
though Sunday was one of its busiest days, the restaurant
was not crowded. It too was a palm covered building with
woven swamp reed walls and not much more than a common household
stove to prepare the food.
preparation was slow but that was fine as we sat outside
and sipped on Bloody Marys and beer. The weather was so
nice after having built up a sweat paddling the kayaks from
our beach to Santispac.
ordered a combination of several egg choices. Mexican eggs
and bacon were top on the list along with shrimp omelettes,
and Chorizo and eggs. All were served with hot tortillas.
latest news of the day was the topic at the breakfast table.
No politics was allowed in the conversation and a good joke
was worth a lot of laughs.
finished the meal in good spirits and paid the bill which
was a total of $15 for two breakfasts, two beers and one
Bloody Mary. Now match that for living cheap.
could beat the scenery as we paddled home with the wind
to our back, taking us briskly over the two miles home.