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Cruising with the crew of CALOU on the Baja Ha-ha and Pacific Puddle Jump
The Hook
06/10/2007

Calou at anchor at Isla San Francisco, a cove called "the Hook"

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Isla San Francisco
Bruce
06/10/2007, The Hook

We spent the day at the beach, snorkeling, swimming, and collecting shells. We hiked to the top of the hill by the cove overlooking the hook-shaped cove in the sweltering desert heat.

In the evening we joined Jeff and Debbie of "Sailor's Run" and Karen and Gary of "Wind Flower" for a bonfire on the beach (photos to follow).

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Calm Seas
Bruce
06/09/2007

This photo taken on the way towards Isla San Francisco.

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Sailing to The Hook
Bruce
06/09/2007, Isla San Francisco

We left La Paz yesterday about noon, and motored north in a flat calm, toward an anchorage called "The Hook" at the south end of Isla San Francisco. In the afternoon the winds built up to about 10 knots on a close reach so we raised the sails.

We dropped anchor about 7PM, put the dinghy in the water, an took the boys to the beach. Isla San Francisco is a excellent place for beachcombing, the sea shells are abundant.

This morning we woke up to find large bottlenose dolphins swimming around our boat. We had a leisurely breakfast of huevos rancheros. Later today we'll hike to the top of the small island, we heard there's an excellent view.

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Sailing North from La Paz
06/08/2007

We're leaving La Paz today and sailing north into the Sea of Cortez. We'll probably sail first to an anchorage called "the hook" on Isla San Francisco.

We'll be at anchor for the most part during the coming month in some of the remotest parts of the Baja peninsula. I'll be updating the blog via Single Sideband Radio along the way.

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Video: Tour Guidee Du Bateau
05/31/2007, La Paz, Mexico



Pascale gives a guided tour of our boat, in French, for her family members in France to enjoy.

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Video: Antoine Does Math aboard Calou
05/25/2007, La Paz, Mexico



Antoine does his math homework aboard Calou.

Home learning is a challenge aboard a boat, but we have adapted to it. The boys do less work when we're at sea and more when we're in port.

While we're sailing, they are studying the basics--math, English, spelling, and science. (And of course there's the Spanish, social studies, and natural sciences they're learning as a result of the cruising life in Mexico).

When we return to land-based living, we'll resume their usual curiculum.

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Video: Sailing from Los Muertos to La Paz
05/23/2007, Sea of Cortez



Here's a video of our sail from Los Muertos to La Paz.


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