Life in La Paz, Mexico

Life in La Paz is easy, days full of swimming with whale sharks and eating street tacos, nights filled with eating street tacos and good beer, and finally ending with melodic music drifting down to your bed through the open hatch boards. After the open roadstead anchorages of Western Baja and the wild and crazy lifestyle of Cabo San Lucas, La Paz is a welcome change of pace and a fantastic place to get settled into life in Baja for the cruising sailor.

We spent almost three weeks exploring the sights of La Paz. And to think when we arrived we told people we would be gone in one. In cruising, changing plans is a way of life, plans are formed and reformed as fluidly and as often as the waves strike our hulls. We met some of our closest cruising friends in La Paz. Some of whom we would spend the majority of our summer in the Sea of Cortez anchored next to in the same harbors.

Swimming with whale sharks a dinghy ride away

Swimming with whale sharks a dinghy ride away

Sculptures on the malecon

Sculptures on the malecon

Sculptures on the malecon

Sculptures on the malecon

Sculptures on the malecon

Sculptures on the malecon

Flute lessons put on by our friends on s/v Orion

Flute lessons put on by our friends on s/v Orion

Roadside shrine

Roadside shrine

Roadside shrine

Roadside shrine

Exploring the mountains in sierra la laguna

Exploring the mountains in sierra la laguna

Typical street menu, changes often

Typical street menu, changes often

Fish taco meal

Fish taco meal

La Paz malecon at night from Resolute

La Paz malecon at night from Resolute

Enjoying the benefits of a few nights at a marina

Enjoying the benefits of a few nights at a marina

Beautiful street art around the city

Beautiful street art around the city

Beautiful street art around the city

Beautiful street art around the city

Beautiful street art around the city

Beautiful street art around the city

Beautiful street art around the city

Beautiful street art around the city

Beautiful street art around the city

Beautiful street art around the city

Ice Alaska World Ice Art Championships

Every February and March in Fairbanks we get a host of world class ice carvers to compete in the World Ice Art Championships. This year we saw some amazing artists including Junichi Nakamura the artist who with his teams took first in both the realistic multi block and single block events this year! The park is still open for people to look at the ice art, but the longer you wait the more the sun takes its tole on these beautiful sculptures.ice art