"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

Cruising the Sea again

30 May 2013
Connie, hot, in the 90's
Cruising the Sea again
It feels great to be on the move again and visiting our favorite anchorages. We left La Paz intending to go to Isla San Francisco, but as we got near the wind came up and we were sailing so nicely on a reach with flat seas and on a perfect course for the next anchorage (San Evaristo) 8 miles further, that we decided to keep going and skip San Francisco this time around. A few miles away from San Evaristo we spotted 2 whales jumping and playing. One would come straight up out of the water and crash on his side, while the other would roll over and slap his fins on the surface, or dive and slap his tail. They continued to play this way for about a half an hour, when I realized that they were much closer and were on a converging course with us. We altered course away from them but they kept coming closer until finally their last jump was about 50 feet from our boat!! We’ve never had a whale jump that close to our boat before and it was quite a sight to see! It was also a little nerve wracking because we didn’t know how close they would come. Fortunately they changed course and went behind us and kept frolicking.
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