2/25/2014 – Photos from Playa Bonanza and Isla San Francisco

First, how about some photos from our trip up from La Paz:

PLaya Bonanza:

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Some kind of cruisers’ shrine I guess.  Maybe kayakers as it looks a little too whimsical for the average cruiser:

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This heron was shot using the camera’s 35X digital zoom form a long ways away:

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Then, Isla San Francisco:

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Some kind of eel I presume.  Look at the teeth on that dude!

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This is Lulu’s normal pose while walking on the beach.  Any beach.  This time she’s looking for (and finding) agates instead of shells:

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The osprey was also shot using the 35X digital zoom from way down below on the beach:

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About sryoder

Steve & Lulu... retired. Had enough of the cold wet dreary fall/winter/spring in the Pacific Northwest. Bought a boat, fixed it up, sold our home and sailed to Mexico in November, 2010. Been here ever since except for occasional forays to the States (summer only, thank you) to visit the kids, parents and siblings. If you're looking for a sailing blog, this is the wrong place. This is a traveling, hunkering in, eating blog. Sailing is just how we get from place to place when we can't walk.
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2 Responses to 2/25/2014 – Photos from Playa Bonanza and Isla San Francisco

  1. Scott says:

    Hi Guys,

    I live in Ca and have been following you for a few years. We sail and Race Hobie Cats and you probably saw some of our friends in Porto Penasco this last week. I have a Mexican question for you. What is going on with all the yacht confiscations down there? We are planning a bigger event down there and some folks are worried.

    Also, My wife and I are planning on moving aboad in a few years ourselves(retiring in 5) and we plan on spending lots of time in the Sea of Cortez also. Our family is a bit concerned.

    Cheers, Scott
    Knotty Passion, Hobie 20

    • sryoder says:

      Hi Scott,

      Glad to hear you enjoy the blog. As far as boats in Mexico go, as far as I know, no boats were confiscated. Some (possibly as many as 350) were “impounded” (forbidden to leave port) until their paperwork was up to the inspector’s standards. I think everything is back to normal once again. Everybody’s boats, except the few that really did have paperwork issues, have been un-impounded. The agency that did all this was reportedly feeling its oats and decided to throw its weight around. The incredible onslaught of bad press convinced the Tourist Board to exert some pressure and things got straightened out. After all, cruisers are among the few who are singing the praises of Mexico. Best advice is just to make sure all your paperwork is in order. There may be new requirements since we got ours done some 4 years ago so see what you can find out about the latest requirements. Latitude 38 is usually one of the better sources of info about paperwork requirements for Mexico but, since one of their boats was impounded and held for quite awhile, they might have a little bit of a ‘tude. Still, when the Baja HaHa rolls around, go online and download the latest version of their “First Timer’s Guide To Mexico”. That’s what we used and so far, so good.

      You’re going to love the Sea of Cortez.

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