The sailor's bible for these waters, Charlie's Charts, indicates the anchorage could be dangerous under certain conditions however, the author has spent six
nights at anchor here on northbound trips and found conditions almost like being tied to a slip and essentially as indicated in the photo. Soon after the photo
was taken, the author traded a pair of cloth gloves for two large lobsters from a passing fisherman. This anchorage is the first usable anchorage after Cabo
San Lucas and is about 20 miles below Magdalena Bay. Further, the anchorage is a most welcome sight after bashing upwind and weather all day, all night,
and sometimes most of the following morning. Anchorage should be taken to the starboard of the light inasmuch as the author while weighing anchor has
had the chain to snag and jerk on the bottom rocks when anchored to port of the light. An anchor fouled on the bottom rocks at 6:A.M.as the sailor is attempting
to get underway is no fun at all and is described in the merry go round page entitled "San Carlos" later on in this yarn.
     Looking North To The Tosca Anchorage

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Looking south to the Tosca Reef from the anchorage as depicted
above.  The reef extends south  approximately one half mile and there
are other rocks beneath the surface further south and it is suggested
that traffic clear the reef by  proceeding at least two miles further south
before leaving or entering the anchorage.
Breakers to the east of the anchorage and indicate the shallow water at
the entrance to the Rehusa Channel and access to the bays on the east
side of Santa Margarita Island.  This entrance to Magdalena Bay is not
recommended.
View looking east from the outside of the Tosca
anchorage
Looking north to anchorage
Net seiners exchanging cargo
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