We arrived in La Paz on Sat. 4/2 thinking we would be here 3 or 4 days. It’s now Sunday 4/10 and we are still here at Marina Palmira. We'll be here a few more days waiting for a strong weather system to pass. We just happened to be here during Bayfest – the cruisers festival in La Paz. Lots of good seminars and activities, good food and good music. We have also gotten the boat totally cleaned up – hull waxed, stainless polished, windows washed etc..
It's been fun exploring La Paz. The Spanish first landed in La Paz in 1533, but no permanent settlement was established until 1720. In the mid 19th century it was known mainly for its pearl trade. In 1829 La Paz became the municipal capital of southern Baja.
|Catedral de Nuestra Senora de La Paz built in 1861|
Some old buildings in the residential area around the center of La Paz.
From Marina Palmira it is a 2.5 mile bike ride along the malecon to Marina La Paz at the other end of town. Along the way there is some great public art, an ice cream shop, some great restaurants, and street vendors. We’ve done the ride at least once a day so we are getting some much needed exercise.
|The entrance to the public pier.|
|The malecon comes alive in the evening. Bikers, rollerskaters, |
skateboarders, walkers, live music and people of all ages.
We love getting to know our way around the towns we visit. There are some great restaurants, markets, a book store with books in english, boat supplies and almost anything we could need.
La Fuenta - our favorite ice cream place - on the malecon.
We hired a van one day with the Moshulu and Gosling crews to go to Sam's Club to re-provision.
|This is the first load!|