Monday, April 15, 2013

Last day in La Paz

We are heading out tomorrow to Isla San Francisco for the night and then we will work our way north – anchorage to anchorage.  Not sure where – just playing it by ear.  We won’t have wifi until we get to the Puerto Escondido/Candeleros area.

We love La Paz. Although you can take excursions to go diving or to the beaches out on the islands, it is not the place to go for a “tropical beach vacation”.  If you want to experience a real Mexican city with a great setting, and is not “touristy”, La Paz is the place. 
La Paz es tu casa!

Las CrePaz - a new crepe cafe.
This is our fifth time here and we are still experiencing new “treasures”.  We can get almost anywhere we need to go on our bikes and we see more and discover more than in a taxi, but there is a definite lack of street signs, so searching for a specific address can be difficult. We’ve discovered places we weren’t looking for before we finally found the place we were looking for! It’s all an adventure.

Nutella is big in Mexico, but Las CrePaz takes the prize. 
We had a productive two weeks in La Paz. We had the raw water pump rebuilt, a sail repaired, new staysail bag made, a cover for our new windlass made, and shade curtains for the cockpit made. We scrubbed Loomba-Loomba top to bottom. This was the first time since leaving the boat yard and hopefully all the red dirt is history.
We went to the dentist for teeth cleaning, went out for some good meals, saw old friends and made new ones, got water and fuel, did laundry and re-provisioned. 
View from the cockpit - Marina Palmira, La Paz
 Now we’re ready to leave the city behind and find some quiet anchorages, nice beaches, and clear warm water.