Two days out of Cabo and the water is a soothing 85 degrees. Gone are the days of inching myself in the water, cringing when the kids splash me. Now the water temperature is warmer than the air temperature and you can literally roll right in. Around the cape from Cabo is the furthest north coral reef. We tied up to a mooring buoy and had our first tropical snorkeling in over 10 years. The kids got to see puffer fish, rays, parrot fish, angel fish, colorful wrasse and other tropicals. The coral wasn’t the most spectacularly colorful ever, but a Moorish Idol looks awesome with any backdrop. We played in the water for several hours and then motored with flat seas another 45 miles to Bahia Muertos. The morning brought more snorkeling, paddle board rides and lazily swimming around the boat.
We arrived into La Paz four days after we left Cabo. La Paz has certainly grown since the last time we were here 14 years ago. Gone is the sleepy little village and in place is a full on tourist destination with hotels on the Magote and resorts dotting the bay. If you travel the backstreets you can still get the authentic street vendors and food carts that we remembered. There are still a few derelict boats half sunk, eerie reminders of the last hurricane that passed through. 22 boats were sunk when hurricane Odele barreled up the peninsula several months ago. Most of them have been re-floated, but there are a few the owners have abandoned and are still laying flat. La Paz was more of a quick provisioning port for us this time around. We have friends on board and we wanted to get out to the islands in the Sea.
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