Category: Baja

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Finding some time to relax

As we left the Bay of Conception we had positioned ourselves in Santa Domingo, just before the land gives way to the Sea of Cortez. This stop was only for a single night and only really used as the first stage – of two – in positioning ourselves for the coming days. With a mild southerly blow forecast, and us...

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Bay of Conception

Back in 2018 when we were discussing living on a sailboat, the visuals in my head was that of being anchored right here, somewhere in the Bay of Conception. Here we would live on the calm and silent waters, a fair distance from the RV’rs and Van Life’rs crammed together on the beach, but we could dinghy in to shore...

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Loreto to Mulege

Two nights in the bustling city of Loreto was enough for us to need some time away from civilization once again. Luckily, right across just a dozen miles of water is an anchorage on Isla del Carmen with a vacancy, just for us. We even got to sail nearly the entire distance, which as any long-time reader would know, is...

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Hoppity hop, cruiser’s style

Hopping from anchorage to anchorage up Baja’s Eastern coastline has been progressing slowly for us. We are nearing mid April [in this story-telling] but we are looking to haul Meriwether out of the water in barely 7 weeks time and over 400 miles away still. Since leaving La Paz only three weeks prior, we have been stuck in place for...

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Dehydrating fisherman on our way to Loreto

It has now been more than two full weeks since we left La Paz. On two occasions we had had to wait our some weather for an extended period, but life was finally allowed to move on and we took advantage. Immediately we motored Meriwether out of our protection at Evaristo and pointed her bow to the North. Not far...

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The Payaso of Evaristo

I was told by my co-captain – who does all this sort of research – that the prevailing wind changes around this time of the year. We were hoping to be riding those sweet, sweet, southerlies all the way up into the Sea of Cortez by now, but the upcoming week was not going to be the week the wind...

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Francisco and Coyote

It took a bit, waiting on the wind to calm down a tad, but we eventually moved on from our island adventures on Isla Ispiritu just out of La Paz. We would turn Meriwether’s bow to the North toward Isla San Francisco, which the guide book describes as one of the most popular anchorages in the area – and proved...

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Getting into the Espiritu

Isla Espiritu is the larger of two uninhabited islands and part of the Archipiélago Espíritu Santo National Park. They are an easy destination from La Paz as they are a mere 20 miles from the big city and come with numerous anchorages with protection from all but westerly blows. The water and beaches are straight out of a travel brochure....

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Learning the La Paz Waltz

Well, we made it. To La Paz that is. This is the largest city on the Baja peninsula, and one that we have driven through a couple times but never stopped to explore. It is also a huge cruiser’s town, with many long time cruisers using it as home base for years or a launching pad to cross the Pacific...

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A few days of crankiness

We thought we would be done with these full-day jumps once we reached Mexico, but the lack of anchorages way down by the tip of Baja is still forcing us into very long days at sail. The next two legs would fall into that category, with full-on sunrise to sunset days on the water. Heck, it isn’t like we are...