Cruising Adventures on S/V Warren Peace

09 February 2013 | LaPaz, Mexico
26 November 2010 | San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico
13 January 2010 | Isla Partida
22 December 2009 | Isla San Francisco
15 December 2009 | San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico
03 April 2009 | LaPaz, Mexico
19 March 2009 | Isla Isabela
05 March 2009 | Chamela to LaCruz
04 March 2009 | Chamela
28 February 2009 | Manzanillo
28 February 2009 | Colima, Comala, Manzanillo
15 February 2009 | Barra de Navidad
14 February 2009 | Barra de Navidad
03 February 2009 | Puerto de la Navidad
25 January 2009 | LaCruz
23 January 2009 | Chacala
18 January 2009 | Mazatlan
15 January 2009 | Sea of Cortez
09 January 2009 | LaPaz, Mexico


22 December 2009 | Isla San Francisco
John Warren
We left San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico at 7:11AM on Sunday morning and after a quick 27 hour sail almost due south down the Sea of Cortez we anchored at Isla San Francisco...about 200 miles total. As of Monday night, we're at Latitude 24' 49.284 north by Longitude 110' 34.170 west. (You can actually Google Earth that Lat/Lon and see the anchorage.) The trip was nice because the seas were almost flat with winds at 6 to 10 knots. It couldn't have been a better crossing.

We dropped the anchor at Isla San Francisco and within 30 minutes there were two dinghies coming along our side. As it turns of the couples we knew from Alameda, California was Rob and Teri Moore. They both were Commodores at the Encinal Yacht Club in Alameda. They introduced us to Jay and Gail Bryan from South Lake Tahoe. Both couples were cruising together on their own boats coming to Mexico on this year's Baja Haha. Within a short period of time...Sharon organized a sunset beach party. Our first full night of anchoring at Isla San Francisco was shared with old and new friends. How quickly we slipped back into the relaxed mode of meeting friends and enjoying life on anchor. Life is really good here!

At dusk we watched the sun fall over the mountain range of the Baja. It just doesn't get any more beautiful! We were at a small anchorage with friends watching a spectacular sunset on the Baja after a long journey down the Sea of Cortez.

At anchor is so dark with so little moon...the evening sky is totally black and spectacular on this island. You'd think you could reach out and touch each star...the sky is brilliant with celestial life! It's totally amazing how beautiful it is!!!

Tomorrow morning we will pull the anchor and sail to LaPaz. LaPaz will be our base for the next five weeks as we have friends flying down to join us and lots and lots of boat maintenance. Mucho varnishing to be done!

All is well here and we hope that all is well with you. We wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Love to all our family and friends.
Vessel Name: Warren Peace
Vessel Make/Model: 1985 Passport 47 Center Cockpit
Hailing Port: San Francisco
Crew: John and Sharon Warren
About: We discovered sailing early in our marriage and have loved being on the water ever since. We started sailing on San Francisco Bay on a Catalina 27 and then upgraded to a Catalina 36. We then realized that we wanted to eventually go cruising and bought the boat that we have now...a Passport 47.
Sharon and I have cruised up and down the California coast many times and sailed in the 2000 Baja Ha Ha. The four Amigos took Warren Peace down the coast on the 2002 Baja Ha Ha. The boat's home base has been San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico for the past several years. Moving Warren Peace to the [...]

Who: John and Sharon Warren
Port: San Francisco