"Sail fast and live slow"

09 December 2013
02 December 2013
17 May 2013 | La Paz
13 May 2013 | Mazatlan
10 December 2012
03 December 2012
03 December 2012 | twenty miles from Loreto
03 December 2012 | Santa Rosalia to Santo Domingo
13 November 2012 | Puerto Escondido
13 November 2012 | Santa Rosalia
01 May 2012 | Mazatlan, Mx
29 April 2012
07 April 2012 | Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
11 March 2012

Ensenada Grande on Isla Partida

13 May 2011
We left La Paz on our way north to Puerto Escondido, making many stops along the way. The first stop was in the anchorage Ensenada Grande on the Island of Partida just a few miles outside of La Paz. When we left the protection of La Paz we had 20 knots and flat seas so we sailed fast toward Partida, until we got in the lee of the island, then we had no wind and had to motor to Ensenada Grande. This is a big bay with 3 lobes and you can anchor in all of them. The water is clear and turqouise blue like the Carribbean water. The water in many of the anchorages in the Sea of Cortez is this beautiful color and so clear you can see the ripples in the sand on the bottom when we're anchored in 15-20 feet of water. We enjoyed 2 wonderful days in this anchorage, swimming, hiking, walking on the beaches, and exploring all 3 lobes in the dinghy. Both nights we experienced the Coromuel Winds, which are strong (20-25) westerly winds that often blow from the Pacific across Baja where it is low at La Paz and out into the Sea. Fortunately we anchored close to shore and hills so even though we got the wind, we were protected from big wind waves and had smooth water.
Vessel Name: Sirena
Vessel Make/Model: Cardinal 46
Hailing Port: Newport Beach, CA
Crew: Ed and Connie Quesada
About: Ed and Connie have been sailing together for over 44 years and have sailed on Sirena for over 22 years. Sirena has been to Mexico many times before. We plan an extended vacation to Mexico for four or more months. Stay tune as we take our time through the warm weather down south.
Extra: Slow cruising through Mexican waters
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Ed and Connie

Who: Ed and Connie Quesada
Port: Newport Beach, CA