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Old 22-02-2013, 21:20   #1
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Summers in La Paz, Mexico

Just curious if anyone had the skinny on how folks are handling spending the summers there with it being in the hurricane belt. I think we'd like to get out of Banderas Bay before fall and spend some time in Baja and the Sea of Cortez, but I'd like a decent plan for what to do if some big weather rolls through.

Any marinas with solid reputations? I think the nearest hurricane hole is a ~150 miles away? Banderas Bay would be a three day run. Not sure if I could get down there fast enough, not to mention the storm could possibly be on an intercept course.

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Old 22-02-2013, 21:57   #2
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Re: Summers in La Paz, Mexico

By June first, it's just HOT anywhere in the sea.
We left our boat on the hard in San Carlos Sonora in early June and just about died in the heat. High 90's and humidity to match.
Seattle was a lot nicer, but around the first of October, we didn't mind the heat as much.

we were ready for another year after a couple of weeks of boat preparation for another season.

Woo Hoo!!

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Re: Summers in La Paz, Mexico

Marina de la Paz is the cruiser base there. Can be very helpful. Many boats stay there year round. Yes, there are hurricanes there sometimes.

Running to Banderas Bay would not be an option. Hunkering down in La Paz would be reasonable. It is a good harbor. The main concern would be all the derelict cruiser boats that might go wandering.
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Re: Summers in La Paz, Mexico

I would encourage you to head up into the Sea of Cortez... We spent the summer of 2011 up there and loved it!

You will see amazing sea life, animals and some really beautiful landscapes.

Once up there you will find that there are fewer boats, because many people leave for their homes in the summer.

The remaining cruisers do have fun... Gary the weatherman on the Sonrisa Net hosts a American 4th of July Party with hot dogs and fireworks... Then each month their is a full moon party....

The Sea of Cortez was our favorite cruising ground so far!
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