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Oct 20, 2008 - Last day in Turtle Bay

We are not sure when this journal entry will be posted as we have not been able to secure an internet connection while anchored here at Bahia San Bartolome (Turtle Bay). This bay and anchorage is about 340 nautical miles south of San Diego and is just under half way to Cabo San Lucas. The weather when we arrived yesterday was in the mid 90’s with a very gentle breeze and beautiful clear sky. We took the dinghy to shore and proceeded to walk through town. It is very dry and dusty with many one story 6-900 square foot homes. The town is clean...

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Feb 3, 2007 - Side Trip to Los Osuna Tequila Factory.

Feb 3, 2007 Saturday, February 03, 2007, Marcel and I went on a tour to the only tequila plant in Sinaloa, the state where Mazatlán is located. I learned that tequila made in Sinaloa couldn't be called tequila because it is not made in the states that are licensed by Mexican law to produce tequila. So, they call it blue agave. In reality, it is the same thing. We were originally planning to take a bus to the town of La Noria (where the tequila plant is located) and spend the night in a hotel and visit the plant the following day and then...

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Nov 1, 2006 - Turtle Bay, Baja

We arrived at the front of the fleet early evening after a few days at sea. The sail was beautiful and we caught tuna, enjoyed the starlit nights and watched the sun rise. Turtle Bay is a typical Baja costal village with a few hundred residents and very limited facilities. It's sweet and simple and one can always find a cold beer and a tasty taco. The morning afer we arrived, we woke up to see the bay scattered with Ha-Ha boats. It must have been quite the site for the locals. We enjoyed the local food, made scored of friends, and hiked to...

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Oct 30, 2006 - Baja Ha-Ha Party in San Diego... we're about to start the rally!

Sun 10/30/06 1:00 pm is the first "official" Baja Ha-Ha event. The pre- Ha Ha costume party and barbecue at the Cabrillo marina. We come dressed as Bees... the Queen Bee and her worker bees - after scrambling to find Roberta a bee costume in SD. We are initially the hit of the party... everyone wants our picture. We're told we're in the running for "Best Group Costume" prize. In fact, we understand our photo's already on Latitude 38's website, 'Lectronic Latitude, though we've not seen it. Check it out for us! However, our celebrity status...

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Feb 27, 2006 - Bahia Tortugas

Days in Bahia de Tortugas (Known as Turtle Bay to Gringos) 2/27 - 3/5 From the First Mate-Swab First Class We anchored in Turtle Bay in the afternoon of 2/27. We finally took off our heavy jackets. I loved to feel the warm sun shining on my face. The way to get on shore was by dingy (too much trouble and too wet and slow) or by calling the water taxi (big panga ran by smiley Afredo, fast and we could stay dry, round trip US$5.00). Of course we chose to go by the water taxi. Turtle Bay is a small town. Most of the streets are unpaved. It...

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Jan 21, 2005 - Mexico

We finally left cold, rainy San Diego and started our journey south! Yeah! Here is a quick itinerary. Thursday, January 13th we departed San Diego at 11:30AM after refueling and getting the boat ready. It took us another hour to get out of the bay (big bay). The day had started out warm and sunny, however, by 1:00PM it was cold and windy. We decided to stop at Isla Coronados, just inside the Mexico border. We anchored off the south island and spent a long night on anchor watch. The waves, wind and sea were very uncomfortable! Not much rest...

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Nov 17, 2004 - Bahia San Bartolome/Bahia Tortugas (Turtle Bay)

We are now anchored in Bahia San Bartolome, which is near the village of Bahia Tortugas. We arrived 11/16 after a very nice and warm mostly motor journey from Isla Cedros. The seas were very calm, and it was a very nice day to be out there! The water temperature is also warming up, now in the mid-60s, but still not quite warm enough for the guys to surf. After settling, we headed over to the village. This is our first Mexican village that we have visited. There are no paved roads. But, there are more stores and other businesses than it...

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