Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Cove of the Dead

February 13, 2010 (N23 59.3 W109 49.6)


Should we go to Mazatlan for the famous carnival? Nope, nasty downpour expected in a few days and we'll be heading right into that system. Should we go up to La Paz? 150nm of headwinds, yuck! When you're dithering like an idiot, the weather decides the destination for you. Let's face it, even when you're dead set on one itinerary, the weather still decides it for you. We left Magdalena bay on the 6th, rounded the southern tip of the baja peninsula, and are slowly working our way up to La Paz. In Los Frailes, we hiked up a hill made of granite boulders and finally spotted tropical fishes while snorkelling. Mike caught his first Mahi mahi - what an amazingly beautiful creature! Here we are, two days into waiting out the windy mess. We even convinced ourselves that snorkelling can still be good on overcast and very windy days. It has been productive, I tell you, scrubbing, sewing, and burning through books. But we are longing for socializing with friends and some fried food. Mmmmmmm.


  1. Great to hear from you.

  2. The places you explore have the most interesting names. Do you know why it is called the Cove of the Dead? It is always great to read your postings. I am glad to know you are experiencing wondrous adventures and that you are safe.