Cruiser skills: just hanging out

Our friend Mike showed up in La Paz at the end of the month, so we got to take a few days just chillin’ out on the boat. Mike’s considering a cruising sabbatical with his family, so we were non-stop systems chatting, pro/con boat selection, location analysis…pretty boring stuff for the non-sailor, but fun for us. And the scenery was pretty sweet.DSC_0817

Friends hanging out on the beach. Meeting up with people has been an amazing part of this trip. Under what other circumstances would be be chatting on a beach in Mexico with Mike?

Friends hanging out on the beach. Meeting up with people has been an amazing part of this trip. Under what other circumstances would be be chatting on a beach in Mexico with Mike?

The sandstone at the entrance to Caleta Partida has been beautiful eroded by the wind and waves, leaving a lacy pattern behind...

The sandstone at the entrance to Caleta Partida has been beautiful eroded by the wind and waves, leaving a lacy pattern behind…

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At high tide, a dinghy can travel through the cut between Isla Espiritu Santo and Isla Partida; if the waves are chill, you can travel south to find some pretty cool sea caves. The timing of the tides meant an early departure from the boat, but we made our way out in ideal conditions to check out the caves.

Not everyone was enthusiastic about the departure time.

Not everyone was enthusiastic about the departure time.

Cave approach

Cave approach

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Mike underestimated the depth. A little above the knee....

Mike underestimated the depth. A little above the knee….

Cave number two

Cave number two

View from inside

View from inside

T attempts to knock off a rock with a paddle. The aggregate rock looked like they were ready to let go at any second with a boulder to the head, but they were all pretty firmly attached!

T attempts to knock off a rock with a paddle. The aggregate rocks looked like they were ready to let go at any second with a boulder to the head, but they were all pretty firmly attached!

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Inspecting the nets at the fish camp

Inspecting the nets at the fish camp

Mike was officially our last visitor. From here, we head north to San Carlos, to sort out the details of storing and/or selling the boat, and the complex process of moving off.

Hey, look! It's the whole fam damily!

Hey, look! It’s the whole famn damily!

2 Comments on “Cruiser skills: just hanging out

  1. Yes! The whole family!! What amazing fotos too, of the caves and lacey sandstone.
    I love seeing a taste of what you are seeing.
    Have been wondering if you can predict when you will be in this viscosity. My brother and family will be here on Memorial Day week-end.
    I will be travellling to Ireland July 25th.
    I could come to meet you in the Bay Area in-between those times AND show you this part of Oregon too. I would love to.
    Rachel says she. Wants to introduce you to some friends with boats that get together at an Oakland Marina every Thursday. So remember Thursday in Oakland. It will be great for all.
    Maybe you need to send me an email to Xxxxxxxxx@xxxxx.com and we can communicate that way as you get closer. That way, too, I know you are receiving. My emails.

    You guys rock!
    Love,
    Bee

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