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An adventure, sailing and cruising throughout the world with Laura, Dick and Ellie.
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Finally, on October 25, the winds died enough so we were able to leave Channel Islands and make our way to Marina del Rey! Did I mention that it was really hot the last week? We had a quick day visit with Trevor on Thursday. Sister Jean, nephews Nikki and Teddy Dale came and met us for dinner. Fun family time. Then Jean, whisked Trevor away to his friend Riley’s in LA.

Friday, we headed to Catalina Island for the weekend for some fun with friends. We anchored in White’s Cove for the first night and enjoyed cocktails with Hans & Dianne from Hurricane Gulch Yacht club. On Saturday we moved over to Cherry Cove and spent the next couple days with Hugo and Laurie. Hugo let us know that brothers Tom and Bob were coming to San Pedro for one night on the 31st. So back to San Pedro we went!  (Thanks Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club!) So fun to see Tom & Bob, (thanks brother John and nephew Jed for dropping them off!)

On our way back to San Diego, we spent a night at anchor in Newport Beach. (It was a very nice small anchorage. We never got off the boat, it was hard to figure out where to go.) We had a beautiful sail back down to Dana Point and arrived back in Quivira Basin (Mission Bay) on November 4.

Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club, wonderful hosts! Channel Islands Harbor

Out for a paddle in Channel Islands Harbor!


Stopped for a swim, it was hot! Near Marina del Rey

Trevor comes to visit for a day!

We had a fun bike ride to Venice. (Trevor stayed with Ellie!)

Cousins; Trevor, Teddy & Nikki

Laura with Trevor and nephews, Teddy & Nikki

Family photo, sisters Laura & Jean with Trevor, Nikki & Teddy

Catalina Island with Hugo and Lori

MAIA with All’s Well Tio

La Luna

Visit from brothers Bob & Tom on their way back from Mexico surf trip!

Beautiful La Luna!

Flying the spindrifter. Such a pretty sail!

The Haul-out went well at Ventura Harbor Boatyard, we spent 5 days out of the water. We installed a new through-hull, sea strainer on the engine intake and the new depth and speed gauge. Dick also did a quick sand and re-painted the bottom.

Living in the boat “on the hard” is not our favorite thing, but we are glad we can do it. When your boat is your home, it is nice that we can stay on it. Ellie was freaked out about the steep stairs, but then adapted by the end. It is nice that bathrooms are close by.

We spent a night on each side of the haul-out at Ventura Isle Marina. It is one of my favorite marinas. It is in a great area, the Ocean is across the street, they have a laundry room, the staff is awesome, bathrooms are nice and there are lots of stores and restaurants nearby. It was such a pleasant surprise to see Justine and John, from s/v Rhythm who we met up in British Columbia summer of 2016!

On the 17th we sailed south to Channel Islands Harbor to spend a day or two. We had winds up to 20 knots. Our plan was to head to Catalina Island for the weekend. We left on the 19th and then turned around because a Santa Ana was predicted. The next day we had winds with 40 knot gusts! The boat was tied up on both sides to the dock and we were still rocking and rolling!

MAIA is out of the water at the Ventura boatyard. We have a few projects to do.

Installing the new depth and speed gauge.

Dick repainting the bottom.

MAIA back in the water! Another successful haulout!

(Notes from October 6) We are back out on the Great Pacific, sailing MAIA north! I arrived back in San Diego on Tuesday evening from Chicago. It was a wonderful trip to Chi Town and Camp Echo. Great to connect with friends & fam. Wednesday morning I returned the Jeep to Ryan & Erin. So fun to see them all, Oliver just keeps growing!

We are on our way to San Pedro (near LA). It feels great to be back on the water. We are joining Hurricane Gulch Yacht Club and are attending a dinner meeting tonight. We left San Diego on Wednesday and had a beautiful sail to Oceanside. We turned on the engine about an hour or so before arriving, since we had made evening plans with Jocko, Sue, Ed & Kathi. We really like Oceanside Yacht Club, it is very laid back, it has an easy dock approach and facilities are nice. We received a great greeting from Joe, he helped us tie up to the dock (which was needed as the wind was blowing us off & I was driving. Still needing lots of practice in the docking department!)

Yesterday, Thursday, we sailed to Dana Point and anchored for the night. We had a full 6 or so hours of sailing in beautiful Southern Cal weather. As wind was on the nose, we had to tack a few times. Dana Point anchorage is quaint. You are at a corner of the Harbor that has breakwater on one side, Oceanography center on another. Next is a semi-circular moon shaped beach, then sailing center, a channel to part of the harbor and next the Dana Point Yacht Club. We had a beautiful full moon rise, eating dinner in the cockpit with the moonlight streaming down the channel. The reflection was bright and shimmering. When I went to bed I could see it through the V berth hatch and then this morning it was shining thru the port hatch. If you didn’t know already, I love la Luna!

Today is another beautiful day. First thing this morning, I pumped up the dingy and rowed Ellie into shore. The temperature was perfect, and we went for a short walk around the center, before coming home to a scrumptious breakfast that Dick cooked. The Orange County Sheriff’s boat made sure their presence was known as they idled nearby for a brief time.

We headed out of the harbor amongst many standup paddle boards, a couple kayaks, and a motor boat or two. Heading back out on the Pacific at 0900, the wind was a little fickle. Blowing around 5-10 knots, we tried to sail, but ended up motoring for a while. At one point we saw smoke out of the exhaust. Dick checked it out and found a bunch of liquid in the motor bilge and saw a stripe of oil on the front of the motor. Very concerning! We contacted a couple friends in LA and got referrals for diesel mechanics. We kept a close eye on the engine but appeared to have no more problems.

About 1400 the wind picked up and we were able to sail the rest of the way to the harbor. As the wind picked up, more and more we reefed the main and then the jib. The wind continued into the Harbor entrance (Hurricane Gulch). So exciting that we get to do some sailing!!!

(Notes from October 8) We headed out of Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club dock in San Pedro about 1020 and are heading to Marina del Rey, Pacific Mariners Yacht Club. All day we have had a beautiful sail with the wind at our stern, (ESE). Wind speed has been about 10 knots, our speed about 4-5 knots. Earlier we were bouncing around quite a bit with the swell and the jumble of waves. I mentioned to Dick that I prefer sailing into the wind! However, we are currently sailing wing and wing and MAIA is cruising along beautifully!

On Friday, we arrived at CBYC just before 1700. It was hot, hot, hot & still. Quite a difference from our 15-20 knots of wind we had been sailing in. CBYC is a beautiful club, easy to sign in and receive keycards. I took a refreshing shower after checking in, while Dick finished the boat chores. I finished up a few things & fed Ellie while Dick showered. We were due for dinner at Hurricane Gulch Yacht Club at 1800.

We were greeted by friendly people, enjoyed a nice dinner by Chef Raymond and were inducted into the club. Feeling a little guilty as we will not be around to enjoy most of the club activities. In two weeks there is a club trip to White’s Landing, on Catalina. We are hoping to join in on the Club cruise. Mexican train dominoes is on the schedule for Saturday afternoon!

(Notes from October 10) We have had an amazing morning, so far. (It is 1020). We left the Pacific Mariner’s Yacht Club a little bit after 0800. We will be arriving in Ventura this afternoon. Getting in and out of the PMYC guest dock is a little tricky. Very narrow fairway with dingy’s sticking out along the way. Anyhow, I backed us out without incident! A woman on “Bliss” cheered me on from the stern of her boat. It felt really good! Thanks to Dick for the few commands of which way to turn the wheel. Still learning!

Last night we had a lovely evening with Ryan, Lissa, Hazel & Oliver Dale. We met them at the Chart House, which is across the street from the club. So fun to connect with them all. It was Oli’s 10 month birthday yesterday! Haze was wondering if we had seen dolphins & whales. This morning we saw our first pod of Dolphin’s all summer. Thanks Mom for bringing them to us, so I could send video to Lissa! Hopefully, we can get them out on a boat ride before our departure in December.

Hazel also loved my bronze Fairy that we had living in the bookshelves. I gave it to her. She was thinking that they should buy a “pretty plant at Trader Joe’s” for her to live in! A beautiful “fogbow” graced our presence this morning. We are currently motoring, looking forward to the wind picking up so we can sail again! It is about an 8-hour journey to Ventura.

First stop in Oceanside, with Kathi & Ed Johnson.

In Dana Point, a wonderful anchorage!

Sailing past a tanker near LA!

That’s our Ellie dog!

Awesome evening with
Ryan, Lissa, Haze & Oli aboard MAIA in Marina del Rey.

The Dale family!

Look who we got to hold (for a minute)! Oli is saying I see my Mom right over there!

Summertime for us was reconnecting with friends and family! We enjoyed Peek family time in San Diego and had a fun visit from brother Trey and Jan from Chicago. Really great to have Trey out sailing with us to help us tune up a few things on MAIA.

We took a month road trip, spending a week with the Peek’s at “Lairamor” in Lake Almanor, (Northern Cal). Next stop Park City, Utah for a week to see family and friends. Then we headed back West stopping in Wala Wala, Yakima, Bellingham, Seattle, Sammamish, (Washington); Portland and Bandon, (Oregon); Capay and Atascadero (California), then back to San Diego. We had a great time on the trip, a highlight was seeing the Solar Eclipse (with Dee and David Lee)!

Once we arrived back in San Diego we spent time on boat projects. (I also spent time with grandnephew Oliver. We have an awesome trade going, they lend us a car and I help tend 1 year old Oliver. It is a win, win for all of us!). In September we took a trip back to Chi-Town, and I went up to Michigan to my old stomping grounds, Camp Echo. We had a really fun trip seeing old friends, attending a Cubs game, going sailing…..

Enjoy the picture show.

Leah’s birthday!

Happy Birthday, sister Leah!

Down at La Jolla Cove with sister’s Mary Maude and Wig!

Beautiful walk in La Jolla, with the Cove and the Shores in the background.

Wow, beautiful sunset in La Jolla.

From Mom & Pop Peek’s rose bush.

A baby seagull!

Breakfast with cousins! Dave, Nancy, Jocko and Sue. Also, brother John, sister’s Maude and Wig.

Family time with Maude, John, Uncle Joe & Dick.

Cousins Wig & Carol

Brother and Sister!

Beautiful ladies! Leah and daughters, Anna & Angela hanging poolside!

Anna & Joaquin, soooo cute!

Selfie after a beautiful afternoon sail with brother Trey and brother-in-law John.

Out sailing with brother Trey!

Awesome breakfast aboard MAIA with Laurie, Tom, Devin, David, Kylie and Joey.

Cute couple, David and Devin Peek.

Another favorite photo. Lori Adamski-Peek, Ellie and I had a wonderful evening walk!

Wow, look no selfie! Thanks brother Trey for taking our picture.

Sister-in-law Jan Ritter playing skipper.

Selfie photo while we were out for a day sail with Jan & Trey Ritter

Fourth of July celebration with Oliver & Isa.

Beautiful La Luna

Visiting my old work place, A16. Lots of great memories!

Relaxing on Deck.

MAIA in San Diego Bay

The Road trip begins! Very HAPPY Dog!!! Yea, I get to go for a car ride.

Fun night on board with Rick and Mary.

Quick visit with Hazel, Oliver and nephew Ryan Dale (& Lissa)!

Selfie wit Oliver and Lissa Dale! Oliver is like whaaaat?

Such a happy boy, my grand-nephew Oliver (Dale).

ROAD trip!!!

Peek family gathering at Maude & John Blackard’s in Lake Almanor, California

Lazer sailing on Lake Almanor. This was the CALM day. Swimming to cool off.

In South Lake Tahoe, with Jerry and Jane McNaboe from s/v Aeolian. Fun to have a night to catch up and see their beautiful home.

Beautiful La Luna!

Hiking on the McCloud Creek Trail with friends, Susan & Julie!

Dinner on Sue’s deck with Viola & Martha.

Fun evening at Sundance with Angela, Dan & Samantha.

On our way back West! We stayed in Walla Walla, Washington with Jolie & Scott. The perfect 1 day drive from Park City.

Quick visit with Lisa on our way through Yakima!!

Fun night in Bellingham, Wa with Bob & Claudia. Yea, we are back on the Coast!

Our sweet little Ellie girl, still enjoying the ride!

Fun dinner in Shilshole Marina with Suzette and Paul on s/v Altair.

Hanging out with friends Elise & Tom in Seattle.

Another fun hike with Elise Trester and Tom Blackwood.

Check out the waterfall behind us! With Elise Trester.

What an amazing experience watching the Solar Eclipse in Portland! (with Dee and David Lee)

Eclipse photo through binoculars. Photo credit, Dick Peek.

The light kept changing. It looks really bright right now.

Enjoying the Solar Eclipse.

Next stop at Kevin and Gina Stenberg from s/v Raven. So great to connect in Portland.

Picnic on the beach in Bandon, Oregon with my Aunt Claris and Uncle Charlie Clapp.

The coast is beautiful in Bandon. with Aunt Clari

Circles in the Sand, mostly gone with the tide.

Visiting Maude and John in Capay, Ca. Look at what they grew!

Our last night of the road trip, with Seth and Karen Peek.

Woohoo! Back home aboard MAIA. Ellie even looks happy about it!

Labor Day party in Mission Bay, with Peter Johnson, Carol and friends!

Another beautiful moon and Mission Bay! Out for a dingy ride.

Full moon rise (along the San Diego skyline)

We are at the A9 anchorage in San Diego. The other bright light is an airplane coming in for a landing. It is a great anchorage, just a little loud with the runway right there.

This was really beautiful, as it got darker the lights of the City came on.

The black dog, laying in the sun on deck!

We headed out for a day sail! (Brother’s John, Dick and Ned)

Ned and Leah, enjoying the afternoon sail!

Another fun day sail with Cousins Jocko & Sue Feehan!

an Ellie close-up, what do you think?

Dick getting ready to head up the mast! (thanks Jimmy for the vest)

There he is!!!

Our last trip of the summer was to Chicago. We even got to go to a Cubs Game with the Sullivan and Ritter families! (with Ruth, Jane, Mollie, Jan, Trey, Brian, Ray & Kyle)

View of Chicago from the sky.

Friends since 7th grade! Ruth and Laura!!!

Driving around Fox Lake with Tommy Coronelli.

Party at Ruth and Ray’s in Glenview.

Fun to go out for a sail in Chicago!

Chicago’s famous Navy Pier!

I want to Wake up in the Morning at Dear old Camp Echo!!! (with Stephanie Meyer)

Sitting on the Dinning Hall steps with Mollie and Ruth Sullivan.

Camp Echo work weekend with Mollie, Ruth, Katie, Molly, Laura & Stephanie

Ritter Girls! (with niece Evelyn)

We had another wonderful time in San Jose. Spoiled again by Pete Johnson, fun to spend time with him, brother Ed & John Edwards. We also prepared MAIA for the trip North, back to the USA!

We had an eight-day trip up the Coast, we moto-sailed the whole way. Our first morning after leaving Cabo was a little bumpy near Cabo Falso, (which was to be expected, but not always happy about). We stopped in 2 anchorages on the way, Bahia Santa Maria and Bahia de Tortuga. We had lots of afternoon wind which also means the waves picked up!!! On one of the toughest afternoons, we throttled down and tucked behind the point and into Bahia Asunción until things calmed down.

It felt great to dock at Baja Naval and get off the boat! On Sunday we were treated to lunch at Patrick’s ranch in San Antonio de las Mina’s with Adriana and Linda. Monday, we did our paperwork for leaving the Country. On Tuesday we arrived BACK in the USA!

Recognize the rocks? We are leaving San Jose del Cabo, heading North to San Diego!

Yep, there is the Cabo arch. We are leaving the East coast of Baja.

Wow! This makes the journey really special.

Back in Ensenada. We made the journey Northward. The “Bash” was not so bad. We motor-sailed up the coast and were able to tuck behind a few points of land when the wind started blowing hard in the afternoons.

Pat’s grape’s.

See the yellow ladybug!

Group selfie with Patrick, Adrianna & Linda at their beautiful ranch up in the hills from Ensenada!

Fun to see light and fountain show in Ensenada. MAIA is docked nearby.

Sailing back to San Diego!

San Diego ahead!!!

US Border patrol came to visit us as we crossed into the US. It appears they pay attention to who is coming and going!


Checking back in with US Customs and Border patrol. They were super nice and polite. Wanted to make sure we were not bringing in any vegetables and fresh meat.

We’re back after a 3 month tour of Baja!

Fullish moon in Mission Bay!


We have had great sailing here in the Sea of Cortez! The forecast has been calling for light and variable winds, but the winds have been much stronger! We sailed from Juncalito north to San Juanico, then south to La Paz. We found some good and not so good anchorages. We stayed at La Lancha, San Juanico, Isla Coronado, and Puerto Balandra, where we ran into sister boat owners, Jane & Jerry on Aeolian! Our first night together we had a lovely sunset on the beach. We buddy boated for a couple days and found more good anchorages at Painted Cliffs (dinner and dominos on MAIA), Puerto Escondido, and Bahia San Marte (dinner and dominos on Aeolian). Mangle Solo was a little rolly but had a beautiful cordon Cactus forest. We also stayed at Cabeza el Mechundo and went back to Caleta Partida for a couple nights before we headed into La Paz. In La Paz, we restocked our food supplies and went back to the Farmers market for fresh veggies. We had a wonderful dinner out with Aeolian and Idle Dreams, Victoria and Pete our neighbors at Marina Cortez.

After 4 nights in La Paz we headed South again as we are planning on arriving in San Diego around June 1. We spent 2 nights at Muertos, had a lovely walk on the beach and Ellie had her first stand-up Paddle board experience. (She was not so sure about it all.) We spent one night at Frailes and arrived at the Marina in San Jose del Cabo on May 12.

As luck would have it, Peter and Ed Johnson had just arrived back in town and we had a wonderful dinner at El Gonzo.

Family photo in San Juanico

Kayking back to MAIA in San Juanico

so fun to Sail!

Fun to meet Jane & Jerry McNaboe from s/v Aeolian, a fellow Sceptre sailboat owner at Isla Partida anchorage.

Fun game night! Chicken Feet Dominoes!!!

Sister ships, MAIA and Aeolian at anchor.

Party time! The boys look so handsome! with Jerry from Aeolian

Beautiful cactus. We went for a little walk on beach and explored the cactus garden.

Cold drinks after a HOT day!

Watching another beautiful Sea of Cortez sunset.

Back to Civilization, La Paz here we come.

Photo shoot on the beach next to Marina Cortez.

Fun evening out, on the strip next to the marina.

I thought this building was beautiful in La Paz.

More La Paz architecture. We were on our way to the farmers market. See the women, she is sweeping. Most people sweep the sidewalks and some through water down.

Ellie’s friends, Victoria and Pete from s/v Idle Dreams. They stayed with Ellie one day while we ran to the grocery store. Supposedly she never got comfortable, she kept looking for us!

Ellie’s first paddle board ride. Do you think she likes it???

Woohoo, we are sailing! Wing and wing, heading South. 🙁

Fun day sail with “the boys”. Pete, John (Edwards) & Ed Johnson.

Family photo a the dock in San Jose del Cabo.

Flora next to the fuel dock in San Jose.

Another beautiful walk on the beach in Zacatitos. So fun to spend time off the boat!

We are entering the Harbor in San Jose del Cabo. El Ganzo hotel!

We checked in with Pete when we arrived. Guess what, Ed & Pete are in town again. Fun dinner at El Ganzo restaurant. Thank you Peter Johnson!

Trying to stay cool at the dock in San Jose del Cabo.

Surf check! I love this picture, with Dick, Ed & Pete Johnson.

Group selfie after a great lunch. with Peter, John & Ed.

Dick getting ready to head up the mast!

Dick up the mast!

We had another wonderful week hanging around Puerto Escondido, Juncalito and Loreto. Leslie and Steve Swisher (from Park City) were amazing hosts and tour guides. They treated us to time off the water in their beach side La Casita in Juncalito. It was a really fun way to spend Dick’s birthday week! (Lots of tequila.) We moored the boat mostly in Puerto Escondido but sailed over with Leslie and anchored in the bay across from their house, in Bahia Chenque. We learned a good lesson…. do not pull the dingy up out of the water onto the shore without letting some air out. We blew a nice 3-inch hole in the top tube. We were able to patch it and is working like a charm.

Fun times with Leslie and Steve Swisher in Juncalito!

Dick’s new toy. Happy Birthday!!! (thanks Andrew and Michelle)

Enjoying the water in Juncalito!

Fun night out with the Swishers!

Helping install new solar panels at the Swisher’s landlords.

Dick and Swisher up on the Palapa roof. Yikes!

Fully enjoying the Swisher’s hospitality. We had a wonderful time hanging out!

Lovely fresh seafood dinner with Steve and Leslie Swisher.

Leslie helped us sail the boat from Puerto Escondido to Juncalito.

Not a selfie!

When your inflatable boat is filled with air in the water, do not pull directly up on shore until you let some of the air out!! Whoops!

Ellie’s first kayak ride. She is so adaptable.

Preparing to patch the dingy!

Family paddle while the dingy is down.

Selfie in El Juncalito! with Leslie and Steve Swisher

Hanging out the the Swisher’s palapa.

We made it, we are in the Sea of Cortez! Such an amazingly fun week sailing North from Partida Cove to Puerto Escondido. We met up with the “P” family (Cortland, Andrew Parker, Michelle Pothier PalmerEmily Parker) in Partida Cove. As cruisers this is something that you do not think will ever happen, meeting up with someone at a specific time and place (especially when they are flying in from Park City and then sailing south from Puerto Escondido and we only sailed south from San Diego, 6 weeks ago.) But it worked, and we had such an awesome week!!! The anchorages we stayed in were beautiful! We explored small villages. Went for a couple hikes. Lots of people around with Easter Week, (Semana Santa is a big holiday in Mexico.) We stayed in Isla San Francisco, San Evaristo, Gato, Aqua Verde & Honeymoon Cove. We saw whales, dolphins & turtles. In Partida Cove we also met fellow Sceptre boat owners, Jane and Jerry McNaboe!

Full moon rise in Caleta Partida.

Sunset in Caleta Partida.

Dick and Andrew Parker at Caleta Partida.

Girls hike in Honeymoon Cove. with Michelle Palmer, Emily Parker, Ellie and Me!

Coffee with Jane and Jerry McNaboe with s/v Aoelian, another Sceptre sailboat. Here we were in the same anchorage.

Beautiful La Luna with boats at anchorage.

Capitan Dick looking for Whales.

Exploring Agua Verde with Andrew, Cortland and Emily Parker.

We stopped to swim with the Angels!!!

Game night aboard MAIA with Dick, Laura, Michelle Palmer, Emily, Cortland & Andrew Parker!

Sea Trike at anchor in Isla Danzante.

MAIA & Sea Trike at anchor in Isla Danzante.

MAIA & Sea Trike at anchor in Isla Danzante.


We have spent a great week in LaPaz! We walked around town finding places to eat, shop, play and re-stock the boat. Found a great farmers market with fresh garden veggies and local foods. There is a long and spacious Malecon (walkway next to the water), where we strolled and had nice walks with Ellie. We joined the local cruiser sailing club, Club Cruceros. There is a great radio net at 8:00 am on channel 22. This is where you can get your questions answered, (great local knowledge). Also, you might be able to buy and sell items “for coconuts”. We will be heading up into the Sea of Cortez in the next day or so and are really looking forward to exploring and experiencing the area we have heard so much about.

Shopping in La Paz

Enjoying sunset on the beach in La Paz. Ellie is happy on land!

Coffee and Tea at Cafe Doce Cuarenta in La Paz.

On the Malecon in La Paz.

Loved Tienda del Jardin, that had nuts, seeds, grains and landscaping supplies.

Found this karate studio in La Paz. Dick studied this form in Santa
Barbara under Master Jeong Sook Lee!

We are on our way to La Paz, it is very summer like. Starting to feel like a dessert rat, always searching for shade! We had a beautiful sail today, right up the Cerralvo channel. (We have not noticed much current, maybe .5 knots?) We sailed out of Muertos anchorage, this morning – our first time ever! The anchorage was busy last night, maybe 10 boats. Most of the day, today, we have been sailing wing & wing. The wind picked up in the afternoon, and we were sailing about 6 knots, really fun! We spotted Eagle Ray’s jumping and flopping in Cerralvo Channel! So cool to watch.

We spent 3 nights at Bahia Los Frailes. It has a beautiful long beach, part of it is protected for Turtle’s hatching. We did not see any turtles, but definitely enjoyed the lovely beach. We met Wendy and Mike Young from s/v Bodhisattva and so fun to see Salt & Light again!

We are anchoring at Caleta Lobos tonight and then decide if we head to LaPaz tomorrow or Sunday.

Sailing North to the Sea of Cortez.

Beautiful sunset with La Luna!


Taking a dip at Los Frailes.

Enjoying life in the Sea of Cortez.

Nice view in Caleta Lobos.