Paul and Priscilla's Baja Sailing Adventure

30 June 2013 | Tahoe City
16 February 2012 | San Francisco Bay / Tahoe City
13 February 2012 | Richmond Yacht Club
31 January 2012 | Santa Barbara
30 January 2012 | Me, Tahoe....Them, San Diego-ish
20 January 2012 | Tahoe
18 January 2012 | Cabo San Lucas
23 December 2011 | Us? Tahoe City ; Wind Spirit? La Paz
20 December 2011 | Todos Santos
19 December 2011 | Isla Ispiritu Santo
16 December 2011 | Marina Palmira
01 December 2011 | Tahoe City, California
21 November 2011 | La Paz
17 November 2011 | Marina Palmira
11 November 2011 | Bahia Frailes
10 November 2011 | Puerto Los Cabos
07 November 2011 | Puerto Los Cabos
05 November 2011 | Cabo San Lucas
30 October 2011 | Mag Bay - AKA Bahia Santa Maria
28 October 2011 | In Turtle Bay - Short Post

Back to La Paz

16 December 2011 | Marina Palmira

We arrived back in La Paz from the states on Dec 11. Our shuttle wasn’t scheduled until 5pm but the girl at the front desk arranged to get us on a county bus to La Paz at 3pm. It wasn’t the clean 7 passenger shuttle, but we did get home at 6:30 instead of 8:30! We stopped and picked up or dropped off people at wide spots in the road, no houses in sight! How do a young mom and 2 little girls stay so clean after standing on the dusty road waiting for the bus? I assume someone dropped them off to wait, but no car was in sight. The movie was “Machete”….I hope the girls had hankies over their eyes!!! YUK!
Back in La Paz it was the same old, same old and getting older…..we went in for supplies, came home, gabbed with some yachties, made plans for the 49er game on Sunday at Tail Hunter – the only sports bar in town guaranteed to show the game. I’ve only seen 3 games this season and they’ve lost 2 out of 3…guess I’d better stop watching. I finally refused to watch “The Simpson’s” in Spanish one more time so we made popcorn and settled down to “Finding Nemo” again. Now I can’t get that dumb song out of my head and I apply it to everything….keep on swimming, keep on sailing, keep on walking, keep on sleeping (you guessed it…at 3 am) and I’m going nuts! OK, we’ve been in La Paz too long!!
We made a “date” with some cruisers to go hear the band that plays “Real American Rock and Roll”. We piled in the big taxi and headed to the other end of town with our dancing shoes on… guessed it again! “Tie a Yellow Ribbon” does not constitute American Rock and Roll!!!! Either does “These Boots are Made for Walkin’”!!!!! We felt like we were under a palapa on a cruise ship! Puhleeze! Everyone agreed that the dinner, however, was the best we’ve had in La Paz. OK, we’ve been in La Paz too long!!
With the Northers blowing again with no end in the immediate future, we took the shuttle in to the rental car section of town and have reserved a Jetta for Monday and Tuesday to do some land cruising. Looks like we’ll head to Todos Santos to see the “is it really the Hotel California” and other historic sights. Loreto is 5 hours each way…that’s like driving to Redding through the desert dodging range cattle. I don’t think we’ll go there. But Stay tuned! We’ve got reservations to come home for the holidays. We plan to return to the boat in Mid January, sail it back around to Cabo San Lucas and then Paul and Tim (a friend and professional delivery captain) will bash back to San Diego as the weather windows allow. I’ll fly home and work.

Vessel Name: Wind Spirit
Vessel Make/Model: Hunter 466
Hailing Port: Pt.Richmond / Tahoe City
Crew: Paul and Priscilla Zaro
About: Paul is a retired ABC7 cameraman and Priscilla is still dabbling in bookkeeping...from various ports!
Extra: We're leaving our slip at Richmond Yacht Club around Sept 15, 2011 to harbor hop south and travel to Cabo San Lucas with the Baja HaHa 2011. We have no further plans yet, just stay tuned for updates!
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Thawing out....
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More fog...really?
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Love Monterey!!
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Worker Bees, empty slip....FOG...
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