Winter in the Desert

MAR16_83Anchored of Isla Espiritu Santo north of La Paz, we were expecting some wet winter weather that was working its way down the continent, drenching the Bay Area a few days previous.


Summer is typically the (slightly) wet season, so we were not expecting much more than a slight rinse. Little did we know we would get more than just rain!


As the precipitation blew across the island and towards our bay (Bonanza), it started to get noisy. Small pea-sized hail pummeled us for 3-4 minutes. No damage done but it was noisy!


Even before the hail had melted we were treated to a lovely full rainbow.


And within a few minutes more, the sun was back out and the beach was sparkling again.