Isla Coronados. Our favorite anchorage in the Sea. More photos in the gallery.
I think we all agree on one thing. We feel extremely blessed to have been able to spend our last month in the Sea of Cortez. The pace here in Baja seems dramatically different than that of the mainland as well as an obvious drop in population of humans, however, there is no shortage of sea life and tranquil anchorages. What a perfect place to be as our minds and bodies gear up for our return home.
The Mision Nuestra Senora de Loreto
We enjoyed Loreto Fest this year. The kids lovingly call it "Geezerfest". Won this beautiful quilt at the silent auction. Proceeds benefiting locals schools.
Gotta love cruiser potlucks! This one with Seycelles, Kanga, Bella Brisa. Capt. Rick made a yummy clam dip with these beauties.
Agua Verde, another favorite anchorage!
Local goats in Agua Verde on their daily stroll.....
Ensenada Grande on Isla Partida
Ensenada Del Candelero on Isla Espiritu Santo
Folks ask us if we feel sad or anxious about our cruising life coming to an end. My reply is that some of us are definitely more ready than others, but I can't say I feel sadness. We set out knowing we had 2 years to travel on our sailboat; living, learning, experiencing a completely different way of life and culture, exposing our kids to a different "normal", and we did it. We have definite differences of opinions on likes and dislikes, different appreciations of our culture vs. Mexico, but I can't help feeling we will all be taking with us something valuable from this experience, even though it may not be realized until later in life. I have loved living in Mexico on a sailboat with my family and I leave feeling content and ready to jump back into life at home. However, if you ask me again next February, I might be feeling a pretty strong tug from southern latitudes! It may inspire Rick and I to put another date on the calendar and start planning our next sailing adventure....