We’ve come a thousand miles, traveling South along the Baja Peninsula, since departing Ensenada. Our 51 foot Maritimo, “Tangaroa,” performed beautifully and proved to be a seaworthy, comfortable home in which to make the journey.
From seas swelling and heaving southward, pushing us up and rolling us down, through waves gnashing together with the swells, and across hundreds of miles of glassy-calm blue, Tangaroa bore us to La Paz.
An extraordinary array of seabirds, visits from a variety of marine mammals, leaping fish, and moonlight nights filled the week-long trip. I’m wading through photos and footage now to fill stories.
A week of emails, and business needing attention, has taken up most of our time since we arrived at Marina Costa Baja. We fueled up (I’ll share our travel stats soon), topped off the water tanks with our Spot Zero Watermaker, and gave Tangaroa a much-needed bath and bottom cleaning.
It’s wicked hot here in this desert sea. Comfortable breezes blow morning and evening but we’re sweltering under the afternoon sun. Flotillas of frigate birds float on the hot air above while schools of fish cruise the marina waterways. Many of the places we’d hoped to dive are closed during the pandemic, so we’ve yet to get wet! And we can’t wait to get into the sea to cool down. We’ve enjoyed seeing friends and making new ones and look forward to diving with them when we return this way.
We’re ready to take off again soon. In a couple of days we head farther north into the Sea of Cortez, cruising up to Loreto where we will base until our return to Costa Baja. While at Marina Puerto Escondido we’ll have more time to get out more posts, images, and blogs to share.