La Paz

Sailing down the Baja peninsula, we have seen many places relatively untouched by civilization. Dips in the coastline where wind and waves take a break and boats and their crew can find some rest, surrounded by silent stars and rocks standing as witnesses to the passage of time. Fishing villages only as big as utility […]

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Balandra Cove

Squeezing thru the narrow, reef fringed San Lorenzo Channel that separates Isla Espiritu Santo from the Baja Peninsula, we sailed on in to Balandra Cove, famous for its beautiful turquoise shelf where clear water meets shallow white sand. Looking at charts of the cove, we knew that there would not be much protection from north […]

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Los Muertos

Emotionally scarred by our experience facing heavy winds and opposing seas in the transition zone between the Pacific and Sea of Cortez, we were not looking forward to our next leg of the journey thru the Cerralvo Channel. Here, currents funnel and amplify between the Baja peninsula and Cerralvo Island, creating potentially heavy seas and […]

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Los Frailes

Having rounded Cabo San Lucas, we were still not properly in the Sea of Cortez yet. In the transition zone between Cabo and La Paz, the weather is influenced by systems coming from the open ocean to the south and within the sea itself from the north. Cruisers who have sailed in these parts warned […]

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Cabo San Lucas

Departing our anchorage this time was a little different than usual; we had to take into account the 120 or so boats that were about to trace the same path as us. Taking in to account how slow we sail; our average speed is only 3 or 4 knots or the speed of a person […]

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Thoughts on fishing

In my university days in San Francisco, I had spent my days reading books on environmentalism, food production and animal rights, such as one does when living in California. Books like the Toolbox for Sustainable Living, and titles by Michael Pollan were my go to for inspiration, and I scouted out urban farms to volunteer […]

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Santa Maria Bay

Santa Maria Bay is a well protected anchorage just outside the more famous Magdalena Bay. A small fishing camp lines the estuary, surfers hike to the point at its entrance to catch some waves, and sports fishermen anchor overnight for some rest, but otherwise there isn’t much sign of human activity here. Braving a wavy […]

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