Category: Cruising Logbook

La Paz to Mazatlan

La Paz to Mazatlan

GETTING OFF THE DOCK: To Falsa ... DATE:21 January, 2021DEPARTURE:Marina Palmira, La PazDESTINATION:Bahía FalsaDESTINATION LAT/LONG:24°15.521N 110°18.981WTRIP: 6nm We were itching to get out of the marina after two months, but waiting for Juliet to get their new autopilot controller before we could start making our way over to the mainland, hopefully together. It was great … Continue reading La Paz to Mazatlan

DAY TRIPPING – Balandra ‘test sail’

DAY TRIPPING – Balandra ‘test sail’

Departure:Marina Palmira, La Paz BCSArrival:Marina Palmira, La Paz BCSDistance (nm):23.4Engine Hours (trip end):425.6Crew & Guests:Julian, ColinWeather:Blue sky, wind 3 - 20 knots After 8 weeks of major boat work (see the 'Projects Log), we were itching to get out of the marina, and also see that everything checked out, especially given the new chainplates had … Continue reading DAY TRIPPING – Balandra ‘test sail’

SEA OF CORTEZ LEG FIVE: Bahía de Los Angeles back to Santa Rosalía

SEA OF CORTEZ LEG FIVE: Bahía de Los Angeles back to Santa Rosalía

Bahía de Los Angeles We spent a few days anchored behind the sandy spit off the B de LA village, got some laundry done, checked out the two tiendas and enjoyed Wi-Fi, numerous beers and a very nice evening meal at Guillermo’s.  The village is little more than one strip of (quite fancy) paved road, … Continue reading SEA OF CORTEZ LEG FIVE: Bahía de Los Angeles back to Santa Rosalía

SEA OF CORTEZ – LEG FOUR:  Santa Rosalía to Bahía de los Angeles

SEA OF CORTEZ – LEG FOUR: Santa Rosalía to Bahía de los Angeles

Santa Rosalía We spent two weeks in Santa Rosalía.  The small marina is extremely friendly, and conveniently close to the town.  There was quite the group of cruisers passing through - EXPRESSION, YATRA, GEN-M, all with kids on board, CAVU, SLIPPER (with recently acquired dog), and the 68’ Italian boat we had seen on our … Continue reading SEA OF CORTEZ – LEG FOUR: Santa Rosalía to Bahía de los Angeles

SEA OF CORTEZ LEG THREE: Bahía Concepción to Santa Rosalía

SEA OF CORTEZ LEG THREE: Bahía Concepción to Santa Rosalía

7/26/20 - Santo Domingo to Posada Concepción 8.18nm / 311.17 hrs After spending two nights at Santa Domingo we decided to venture further into Bahia Concepcion. We had heard that it is quite hot at this time of year in the bay, and they were right. We left Santa Domingo and set the  jib and … Continue reading SEA OF CORTEZ LEG THREE: Bahía Concepción to Santa Rosalía

SEA OF CORTEZ LEG TWO – Puerto Escondido to Bahía Concepción

SEA OF CORTEZ LEG TWO – Puerto Escondido to Bahía Concepción

7/14/2020 - Puerto Escondido to Puerto Balandra, Isla Carmen 15nm / 299.6 The wind was fairly light, but we managed to sail about half the way, taking advantage of a favourable SOG despite the low boat speed.  Motored into pretty Puerto Balandra, and the only boat there.  Colin enjoyed the bay on the SUP, and … Continue reading SEA OF CORTEZ LEG TWO – Puerto Escondido to Bahía Concepción

El Mezteño – Quick Break – Therapy weekend

El Mezteño – Quick Break – Therapy weekend

Departure:Marina Costa Baja, La PazArrival:El Mezteño, Isla Espiritu Santo Distance (nm):40Engine Hours (trip end):273.3Crew & Guests:Julian, ColinWeather:Mainly light, North and Easterly winds, sun & Cloud. A weekend away, Julian came to the boat on Monday 9th March, having been away since mid January, Colin flew in on Thursday. Friday 13th:  Looking to get out on … Continue reading El Mezteño – Quick Break – Therapy weekend