Saturday, December 27, 2008

La Paz in a Norther

We are enjoying our first weekend in La Paz, and our first opportunity to really explore the city. Coincidentally, La Paz is experiencing a Norther, a strong wind that arises with high pressure in the intermountain west of the US, and gains strength as it is funneled down through the Sea of Cortez. The wind here in the marina is gusting up into the low twenties, and we are rocking a bit. The many boats anchored out in the harbor are getting tossed around by the everchanging dance of wind and strong current. The temperatures are also a bit cooler, but no Oregonian could complain about temperatures of 75 degrees between Christmas and New Years. The Captain is laid up with a sore knee, and we are streaming the blues live from KPLU in Tacoma - always grateful to John Kessler, Blues DJ extraordinaire.
Christmas morning in La Paz was quiet, and we paddled the kayaks around the inner bay and along the mangroves on the low sandbar, known as the Magote, that encloses the inner harbor here. We saw this fine Ibis there.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

A bit north of you on the Sea of Cortez (mainland side) is a town, San Carlos. Good marina, good shore food and shopping and Hollywood set country side. And, all day long the usual music one hears over most Mexican towns.

And, the Yellow Fin fishing is great.

clw

January 03, 2009 5:29 PM  
Blogger Owen said...

You guys haven't posted in a while. That must mean that you are having a lot of fun. Looking forward to more pics in the near future...

January 06, 2009 1:09 AM  

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