Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Mexican New Year

In between storms, we left San Diego for Ensenada, Mexico - just 60 miles away. Our first glimpse was the giant flag, which may be seen from space.

After 6 hours of grueling paperwork we had cleared in, and were on our way again. Next stop was Turtle Bay, 300 miles further down the Pacific coast of the Baja peninsula.

Although it meant spending Christmas Day at sea, we decided not to ride out an approaching storm in the exposed anchorage at Turtle Bay. Dolphins put on a great show for us all day, and a spectacular phosphorescent ballet all night.

Another 250 miles further south we came to Bahia Magdalena. We went hiking in the dunes, and found evidence of a storm with huge areas of shells up in the sand hills. The town of Puerto Magdalena hosted a great New Years Eve dance.

We left Bahia Magdalena for a 250 mile non-stop sail around the bottom of the Baja, past Cabo San Lucas and on up to Bahia de los Muertos,

We are just south of La Paz, our next stop.

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