Adios La Paz!
09 March 2017 | Marina Palmira, La Paz, BCS, Mexico
It is once again "leave eve".
Today we are packing and stowing -- preparing Cetus to sit empty here on dock 3 for a few months while we drive north. I have surgery scheduled for March 27th to get a new left knee.
We plan to make it a leisurely drive -- at least here in Mexico -- to enjoy some of the lovely spots we often rush thru. 1st stop on Friday is only 3 1/2 hours away where we will stay in San Carlos on Magdelana Bay to go on a whale watching excursion!
While we do see whales often from our boat, these trips out on smaller panga boats get you right up close and personal -- even getting so close as to touch them as the young ones poke their faces up to greet you. Lots of friends from the marina have booked tours there and we're very excited to finally get to experience the fun.
We also plan to spend a couple days at our very favorite stop on our drives back and forth: hotel Misión Santa Maria on the Pacific Ocean just south of San Quintin. Its lovely, long, sandy shell studded beach is always the perfect treat after hours of driving.
It's been another fun "season" in La Paz but we are so looking forward to returning after my surgery and re-hab and finally getting back out to the anchorages in the islands. That's where you find the true beauty of the Sea of Cortez.