"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


28 January 2012
Connie warm and humid, 80's and 80 % humidity
“Z town” is a beautiful place. We’d heard about it for years from our cruising friends, so we were glad we could stop and see it. It’s hilly, very similar to Laguna Beach, with 2 big bays and nice beaches. One bay is in front of the town, and the other bay has big resort hotels along the beach. When we went ashore in the dinghy, Larry dropped Karen and I off at the pier, then he and Ed took the dinghy to the beach. It was calm, with no waves, so the beach landing was easy. There’s a man who came out in the water and helped them pull the dinghy up on the beach and he watched the dinghy and helped put it back in the water for them (all for 10 pesos, less than 1 dollar). There is a Malecon, or walkway, along the beach with big shade trees and palapa restaurants in the sand and shops and restaurants on the other side. It’s very picturesque. At the end of the bay there is a river, hills and a rocky point that separates the 2 bays. They’ve made a bridge and walkway along the rocks to be able to walk between the 2 bays. It’s warm, in the 80’s, and quite humid. We had dinner ashore and as we walked by the plaza on the waterfront, 2 local teams were warming up to have a basketball game. The town was busy at night, with cruisers, gringos, and local families out and about. Some cruisers stay here for several weeks at a time, and I can see why, as it’s a great place to stay. We had breakfast in town and ran into some more cruiser friends, then went to the Archeological Museum, and learned about the local history. Now we’re on our way to Acapulco. We left at 2:00 pm and should be there in the morning, and hopefully, will be watching the cliff divers by the afternoon.
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