We have been anchored in La Paz, Mexico for exactly
one week. There is a huge contingent of americans and
canadians living on boats here, as well as many
tourists. In certain restaurants and parts of town
English is heard much more frequently than Spanish.
Fortunately, we have found the heart of town where
street vendors sell carne asada tacos for 50 cents and
tamales for a dollar...and the mexican hot
chocolate!!! Also, Brian has been able to find things
at hardware stores that we need. So, we´ve been doing
an enjoyable balance of chores and exploring and
socializing with other cruisers.
The marina where we tie up our dinghy every day is run
by an American woman who has started a wonderful
program for kids in a low income part of town. We
gave away 2 big bags of toys and kids clothes for her
to distribute. Their website is www.lapazninos.org.
The tidal flow in this area is extreme, sometimes it
feels like a large river where the wind blows us one
way while the tide pushes the other. This set up a
perfect Gorge-style windsurfing situation for Brian
two days ago in wind up to 30 knots. He was a happy
camper since there is no surf inside of this big bay
and he´s been craving some exercise.
I continue to enjoy my More with Less cookbook and
made hamburger buns for our barbecue with Mike,
Alyssa, and Skip last night.
Our next stops will be to snorkel at the Isla Espiritu
Santu and then across the Sea of Cortez to the
Mazatlan area. Please let us know when you want to