06 July 2010 | Auburn, WA
21 June 2010 | Tijuana
06 June 2010 | Auburn, Washington
07 May 2010 | On the Sea of Cortez
05 May 2010 | On the Sea of Cortez
22 April 2010 | 23 16.1472'N:106 27.9054'W, Mazatlan
06 April 2010 | 23 16.1472'N:106 27.9054'W, Mazatlan
27 March 2010 | Nuevo Vallarta
12 March 2010 | 19 11.9'N:104 43.1'W, Mexican Gold Coast
17 February 2010 | 17 38.1'N:101 33.3'W, Zihuatenejo
06 February 2010 | Puerto Vallarta
23 January 2010 | La Crux
14 January 2010 | La Crux
05 January 2010 | 21 50.532'N:105 52.915'W, Isla Isabela
01 January 2010 | Mazatlan
13 December 2009 | La Paz
26 November 2009 | 24 33.5'N:110 23.9'W, Ensenada Grande on Isla Partida
21 November 2009 | La Paz
10 November 2009 | Leaving Cabo san Lucas

Isla Partida & Espiritu Santo

26 November 2009 | 24 33.5'N:110 23.9'W, Ensenada Grande on Isla Partida
We're tucked away in a very large cove (a.k.a. ensenada) on the island of Partida which is just north of La Paz. It's a gorgeous place with lots of interesting snorkeling and hiking to do. Today we hiked up a dry waterfall to the top of the mountain at the end of the cove. I took the photo on this page from that height of land. As you can see, it's not too bad!

Yesterday we had a great time with two other boats who were on the Ha Ha (but who we didn't meet at that time) and a large powerboat. In theory there's some animosity between sailors and powerboaters but I've never been interested in that kind of foolishness. Good thing too because they were great people! We had a fun time roasting marshmellows around a campfire and swapping stories. It's the first time I've done that on this trip.

The island Partida and Espiritu Santo were once one large island with a volcano in the middle. When the volcano became extinct its east and west rims eroded down to sea level splitting the island in two and leaving a large circular bay between them. That is now called Caleta (which I think means crater) Partida.

This time of year the La Paz area is cursed with "Northers". Very strong north winds that blow down from the plateaus in Colorado and area. They seem to arrive every other week and last for 3 to 5 days. So we get trapped in an anchorage until they blow themselves out. Right now we're trying to get as much sightseeing in as possible before heading back to the shelter of La Paz before the next one blows in on Monday.

Hasta luego.
Vessel Name: Journey
Vessel Make/Model: Benetean Evasion 37
Hailing Port: Tacoma
Crew: Craig, Melanie, Jordan & Marcus
About: We're a family of four who enjoy our adventure through life together.
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