Saṃsāra or Sansar (Devanagari: संसार) is a Sanskrit word that means "wandering" or "world", with the connotation of cyclic, circuitous change. It is also the concept of rebirth and "cyclicality of all life, matter, existence", a fundamental belief of most Indian religions. —-Wikipedia
9/23 – 11/7/2021 Exploring The Sea Of Cortez North
The summer months in Banderas Bay are hot and muggy with nightly thunderstorms. We were happy to escape the heat and humidity and get back on the water.
Before we pulled out of our marina, we made one last trip into Buccerias with our friends on Kook, passing this mural, typical of Mexican street art.
We waited until a hurricane passed and headed out of the harbor passing a marina landmark!
Our first stop was The Marias, a small island group previously serving as a prison site and off limits to people and all marine travel. To stay over night requires a permit which we did not have. We were busted by the Mexican Navy and Jeff sweet talked them into letting us stay the night over the radio.
Thanks to Jeff….FRESH FISH FOR DINNER!!!
We left the anchorage at 4 am heading north to Mazatlan and caught the moon setting in the west and the sun rising in the east.
Our biggest ocean hazard, the dastardly shrimp boats who motivate the sea at night with no radar and no respect for sailors.
Dinner at Presidio in historic old town Mazatlan with Bill, David, and Linda the crew from Kook (not sure how we made it home safely after being “over served” by our waiter)!
We arrived at Bahia Los Muertos about 1400 and had an early dinner on shore and enjoyed remarkable sunset.
With favorable winds we sailed north up the Canal de San Lorenzo towards Espiritu Santo and surprisingly had cell service part of the way!
ENSENADA GRANDE one of our most favorite spots in the Sea of Cortez! Noted for crystal clear turquoise water, white sandy bottom and truly stunning rock formations that frame this beautiful bay. A special spot for sure. Flip through the slide show below to see why we love this place so much….
One thought on “9/23 – 11/7/2021 Exploring The Sea Of Cortez North”
i think thats exactly what “retirement” is to look like !!!
and what you envisioned years ago when you went out on a limb to acquire Sansara !
very good to see your shared adventures and explorations, even if its not sailing the other side of the world, sure looks like the good life to me !!
happy new year and cheers to 2022 !
Brent Martini MEOT http://www.martinitrust.com