Monday, November 14, 2011

South to La Paz – Oct. 16 – 24, 2011

We traveled 224 miles between Santa Rosalia and La Paz in 9 days. We traveled every day and stopped at night in 9 different anchorages. After Sweet Pea we stopped at Punta Chivato, then a full day down to San Juanico.

Relaxing on the 57 mile trip to San Juanico

The next day, we were sailing with the wind, but had to turn around to get into Puerto Ballandra to try and get cell phone coverage. We found out Rick’s Dad was doing better, but my Dad wasn’t doing well.
A Calm Anchorage After Some Big Seas

We left the next morning for Bahia Candeleros where we went ashore to the new resort for some pool time, cocktails and dinner with Ed and Connie on ‘Sirena’. This resort is beautiful. Anyone looking for an out of the way resort in the Sea of Cortez check out Villa del Palmar outside Loreto.

The pools shaped like a turtle.

Relaxing by the pool...

with a cocktail!!!

Pam, Rick and Ed enjoying the firepit near the beach

After our nice stop we moved on to Agua Verde, San Everisto and on to Isla San Francisco where Rick cleaned the bottom of the boat before we went into the marina. We were anchored so shallow he could stand on the bottom and reach the keel.

Sunday we traveled down to Calita Partida to spend one last night before heading into La Paz.

The passage between Partida and Espirito Santo

Monday, Oct. 24, 2011   
The next morning, out in the channel we could get cell service and found out we had lost my Father that morning. We went into La Paz to make arrangements for me to fly home on Wednesday.

Sweet Pea Cove – Oct. 15-16, 2011

The Caves at Sweet Pea
We missed this stop on our way north and wanted to make sure to see the caves on our way south. We anchored for the night at Sweet Pea then moved around the corner in the morning to dinghy into the caves. They were amazing. The next time we stop here we will be sure to spend more time, maybe snorkel and picnic. We are heading south rather quickly. Both Rick’s parents and my parents are having health issues. One or both of us may have to fly home from La Paz.
At High Tide

Looking at Hotel California from inside the cave

Dolphins on our way to Punta Chivato

Rick watching the Dolphins