Friday, February 19, 2010

Cabo San Lucas to La Paz

Hello everyone

We are about to leave Marina La Palmira in La Paz and this is my last project before we untie and head out to Isla Espiritu Santo. My apologies for the lack of photos, but the internet here just will not allow them to upload.

We have been enjoying ourselves for the last few weeks on all the beautiful beaches from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz. We visited Bahia Los Frailles and gorged ourselves on sun, snorkelling, kayaking and swimming. The water was perfect for swimming and was an amazing clear blue green. We stayed there for 2 days and then moved up the coast to Puerto Los Muertes de Ensenada. We stayed for 2 days and played on the beautiful beach there as well. There was a restaurant at this bay which served up all the traditional Mexican food so we took a few breaks from the galley and let somebody else do those chores!

Next we headed up to La Paz for Carnaval and to witness the renewed wedding vows of our daughter Amber and her husband Cory. They have been married almost 10 years and decided to renew their vows during their visit. A picture says a thousand words and when the internet will allow me, I will post some photos. Needless to say, the bride was gorgous, the groom was smitten and the setting was beautiful. With a minister from the "Church of What's Happening Now", a professional photographer, a commandeered mandolin player and the rest of us, the ceremony was touching to witness and an honour to be a part of. Afterward we enjoyed an authentic Mexican dinner complete with a sombrero wearing singer belting hispanic melodies!!

After a few days in La Paz sightseeing and enjoying Carnaval we went back out to visit a bay called Ballandra. In our guide book it looked very beautiful and we did not want to pass it up and it was only a couple of hours from La Paz. Cory and amber and Taylor only had a few days left of their holiday and we needed more beach time! Ballandra turned out to be as gorgeous as the book said. We played around there for a couple of days and then back to La Paz for the end of Carnaval. This year the Mexican people are celebrating their 200th year of independance and that was the theme of this year's Carnaval. I will share pictures when I can; the floats and costumes were amazing and everywhere there was music, music, music!!

We leave La Paz today to head out to Isla Espiritu Santo to meet up again with Misty Moonlight and then continue our travels north. A lot of the islands are all protected parks. We plan on going to the Loreto area and investigate the islands around there. After that; who knows? If anyone wants to join us , there is an airport in Loreto. You can phone us at 612 152 5724. The cell phone seems to work most places. Anyhow folks, the lines are tugging, it is time to get away from dock and onto more adventures!!

Blog ya later!

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