Sunrise on the Sea of Cortez


These were taken after a night of heaving to so we could enter La Paz by daylight. As you can see, the water’s still a little fiesty. It got downright nasty during the night, and I was awfully glad we only had the mizzen and backed working jib, which kept things quiet and stable as the wind kicked up. After things quieted down toward dawn, I heard fascinating noises, which turned out to be dolphins blowing air and chatting among themselves. You can see photos of some of them on our website. They lept and danced around us as we plowed on toward our destination once Michael got the engine going again. We would have liked to sail more. but with transmission problems, the goal was to keep that iron genny going long enough to tie up at Marina de la Paz. (July 2004)