By the end of the day after multiple-airport odysseys, everyone will hopefully have arrived in Guaymas, and will wake up to this – the Sea of Cortez and the desert hills of Baja California. Lets hope for the best !
During the afternoon and evening, various cruise parties make their slow progress through the airports of Mexico City and Monterrey; bad weather delays have thrown flights to Hermosillo off schedule. The WHOI/UNC party arrives in Hermosillo by 10PM, and continues by taxi straight south to Guaymas on Highway 15. The State Dept. strongly advises against using this notorious narcotico highway, but there is no other way to get to Guaymas. The taxi barrels trough the night, squeezed in between humungous trucks on a crazy race track of oxbow curves and single-lane stretches. We make it to the Playa de Cortez by midnight.