North from Los Frailes

Desert views in Los Muertos

Desert views in Los Muertos

Honestly, we feel giddy to be traveling in clear waters again. When we think about the arc of our journey, the Bahamas and Guna Yala stand out for being the kind of cruising we’ve grown to especially love–beautiful blues, perfect for jumping in and taking a look around. We’ve found that again in the Sea.DSCF3680

Our girl, anchored in Balandra

Our girl, anchored in Balandra

Michu wades back to the dinghy

Michu wades back to the dinghy

There are certain differences. First off, the food in Mexico is WAAAAAAY better. On the other hand: so far, the water has been pretty cold. Our wetsuits are going to be getting a workout. We’re also not quite away from the crowds at the moment, and haven’t seen the abundance of sea life that we’re used to…although that might be influenced by our reluctance to hang out in the cold water. The entire Sea is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, due to its variety of ocean life, and Jacques Cousteau called it “The aquarium of the world”; we’re just not exactly in the right spot yet.DSCF3687

The famous mushroom rock--"El Hongo." It was knocked over by vandals a couple of years ago, but it's such an icon that it was rebuilt with rebar and concrete.

The famous mushroom rock–“El Hongo.” It was knocked over by vandals a couple of years ago, but it’s such an icon that it was rebuilt with rebar and concrete.

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After our visitors leave La Paz, we’ll be heading deeper into the Sea, ditching the crowds (and convenient internet access–sorry, blog readers!). We don’t expect to be alone–plenty of cruising boats tooling around the area at the moment, the best kind of company; and we’re hoping to meet back up with some kid boats as well.DSCF3670

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So far, the Sea of Cortez does not disappoint.

Time-honored cruiser tradition: spying on the neighbors.

Time-honored cruiser tradition: spying on the neighbors.

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2 Comments on “North from Los Frailes

    • We’ve seen SOOOO many whales on this trip, but none so far in the Sea! Hoping to spot a blue whale, from a really safe distance…

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