Yep, that's me at the end of the breakwater.
Marina Palmira entrance (fuel dock is around and to port).
Looking north toward Costa Baja Resort: And a little farther north, the spot where we took those beautiful sunrise photos.
Across the channel - looking west. In the background is the Paraiso Del Mar Resort on a small peninsula. Further still, the far shore of the bay, maybe five miles or so.
A little history... On May 3, 1535, Hernán Cortés arrived in the bay by La Paz and named it "Santa Cruz"; he attempted to start a colony but abandoned his efforts after several years due to logistical problems. In 1596 Sebastián Vizcaíno arrived, giving the area its modern name, La Paz. From January 10, 1854 to May 8, 1854 it served as the capital of William Walker's Republic of Sonora. The project collapsed due to lack of US support and pressure from the Mexican government to retake the region.
Yep, all in all - a good week.
The Good News - The Wind Generator is on the pole and running per spec.
Solar panels are in place and doing their job too.
The Not so Good News - The mast turnbuckles will have to be replaced in order to ease the forestay for the new anchor plate & bowsprit installation, but we kinda knew that back in Emeryville. Hey - It's a BOAT!
It means yet another delay, but all for the sake of the Poppy Offshore Challenge.