Well, we've changed our plans a little in the last week. Originally we were going to head north from Mazatlan and travel into the Sea on the mainland side, just to try something new. It is not the common thing to do - the anchorages are further apart and you are usually traveling straight into the wind. The advantage is that few others do it, so you have the place to yourself. The vast majority of cruisers jump to La Paz from Mazatlan and then head north on the Baja side of the Sea. So, the advantage of traveling north on the Baja side is that everyone else is doing it and you will get to be with your friends and make new ones. After a lot of debate, we've decided to follow the herd. We will cross over to the Baja side and go north from there. We are leaving Mazatlan in an hour and will be traveling with Sunbaby. The crossing will take around 40 hours to get to Bahia de los Muertos (the Bay of the Dead). Despite its name, it's a lovely place. It is a little south of La Paz. We will then spend a short time provisioning in La Paz and then head off into the Sea. I am so excited to finally be on the journey heading into the Sea of Cortez. It has been our goal since March of 2008 when we decided to pull the plug on the old life. What a year!
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