Carnaval!

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I had never been to a Mardi Gras before and was really looking forward to the one in Mazatlan. The word Carnaval comes from the Latin ‘carnem levare”, which means ‘quit meat’. It has been celebrated as far back as … Continue reading

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Bienvenidos, Mazatlán!

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We have been here only one week so we have barely scratched the surface, but it has been a lot of fun so far! For the first time on Cool Change, we are staying in a marina associated with a … Continue reading

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La Paz to Mazatlan

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(Rick’s comments are in italics) It is times like these that we need to remind ourselves we are on a traveling adventure. When I first went traveling to foreign lands, at age 18 to Europe for the summer, I swore … Continue reading

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The Malecon

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Perhaps the most well-known attraction in La Paz is the Malecon.  This is the five kilometer public walkway along the city waterfront.  It is so alive with happy activity all day and late  into the evening. It is the place where parents … Continue reading

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New Friends and Longtime Friends

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Raul was inspired by Steinbeck’s “Log of the Sea of Cortez” to visually document the sea specimens that were the objective of Steinbeck’s voyage, noting that Steinbeck himself deeply regretted the lack of a photographer on their voyage. Raul has … Continue reading

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Island Paradise Visits – January 7-9 and 10-12, 2015

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Notes from Cindy: I love sailing. As we sit in Cool Change in our slip in the marina waiting for a good weather window to head out, I can’t wait. My body aches for the undeveloped, expansive peace of the … Continue reading

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Bringing in the New Year

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It has been a bit cold here, comparatively speaking. By that I mean, the daytime highs are falling into the 70’s! No really, it has been getting colder. The sea temperature has dropped about 15 degrees since we arrived six … Continue reading

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December, 2014 in La Paz, Mexico

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We are settling into La Paz, Mexico. We have made friends outside of the cruisers’ community, determined the best bicycle routes to the Centro and to the supermarkets, found salsa dancing venues and classes, taken numerous walks and dinghy rides … Continue reading

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We have arrived in La Paz!

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We have been in La Paz since November 15, and here it is, December 5th. And we have no plans to leave any time soon! Finally, we have no agenda we have to meet. I mean, we still have to … Continue reading

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Ricks thoughts so far. Isla Espiritu Santo on Thanksgiving Weekend

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Ricks thoughts so far: Isla Espiritu Santo Dawn at Coleta Partida This was our first trip out to the nearest island 21 miles from La Paz. Our friend Lynne from San Francisco, and our first official visitor, was with us … Continue reading

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