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La Paz to Agua Verde ~ A Sailing Flashback!

Time for a little flash from the past.
Some of our favorite Mexico cruising grounds are North of La Paz, Baja California.
Quiet anchorages.
Sea life.
Oh, and cows on the beach!



Banderas Bay Whale Show ~ A Sailing Flashback!

Twenty minutes that will be etched into our memories forever.

Sea of Cortez ~ a Glimpse… A Sailing Flashback!

Sometimes we wish we were someplace else…

Day Trip to Prisoners Harbor, Santa Cruz Island ~ Channel Islands National Park!

Another gem.
Just off our coast.
So not like Catalina.
California as it was.
Santa Cruz Island!

Blue Whales & Elephant Seals ~ San Miguel Island ~ A First in Our Sailing Flashback Series!

This was one of those days.
One of “those days”.
A day that is talked about for months, years or even a lifetime.
We have had a couple in what we call “the channel”.
Or what is known to the rest of the world as “The Santa Barbara Channel”.
One day we simply call “that day”.
As in “Remember that day?”
And the other of us knows exactly what day.
A day full of dolphins, blue sharks, dolphins, feeding frenzies, birds diving and more dolphins.
Our other day?
This day.
This amazing day.
The day “the channel” held half the world’s population of blue whales.

Two blues!

This day.


Sailing Trip to Prisoners Harbor ~ Santa Cruz Island

Yes, we do sometimes rarely take our boat out!
And we did!

Like a lake on the way out!

Pre-Sunset Sunday

And a little flashback to Cuyler Harbor, San Miguel Island.
Southern California’s best beach!
Hard to get to.
Simply a perfect spot for a Sunday!
Or any day…

Afternoon wine and sandy toes.

Monday Memories ~ Muertos, Baja California Sur

Bahia de los Muertos.
Now they call it something touristy like Bahia de Los Suenos.
Bay of Dreams.
Better than Bay of Dead I guess…
Off the top of my head, I can’t count the number of times we have anchored there.
Let’s just go with several.
One amazing time?
After sailing the catamaran from Southern California…
Past Cabo San Pucas.
A little time in San Jose del Cabo.
A little time in Frailes.

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Proof we were there.


Cruiser plans and graffiti.
Written in the sand at low tide.

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Poop machines. Graceful in flight. Not so graceful on land…
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Amazing, clear water.
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Great for bottom cleaning (boat bottom, humans too in reality), swimming, kayaking and being at anchor.
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Bahia de los Muertos.


Throw Up Thursday

My mind wanders back to a time when I was warm (too warm).
The sun was shining (and burning).
The water was clear (and inviting).
The fish were jumping.
And being caught.
Mahi Mahi!
Dolphin Fish!
Throw back to The Sea of Cortez and a day of fishing.

A Catch!

And bleeding.

Hence the blog post title…

And cleaning.

Go boys!

Ugh – my poor cockpit…
Dinner was quite fabulous however!
Well, not for the fish…


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