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Isla Partida and Playa Ensenada Grande

As the sun started thinking about rising above the Sea of Cortez, we sailed towards Isla Partida. As the sun came up, I could see at least 2 cinder cones, high above the water. We anchored off the island for the day. Isla Partida sits next to Isla EspĂ­ritu Santo, separated by a narrow channel.… Continue reading Isla Partida and Playa Ensenada Grande

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Exploring The Arroyo of Isla San Francisco

Isla San Francisco is a tiny island in the Sea of Cortez, in Baja California Sur. It is 1.6 miles by 1.6 miles, but it holds so much to see. It sits about 47 miles from La Paz. It's highly visited - and very popular with massive yachts who anchor here. Our ship had to… Continue reading Exploring The Arroyo of Isla San Francisco

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Exploring Yellowstone Beach on Isla Monserrate

Isla Monserrate sits in the Sea of Cortez (Baja California Sur) and was the farthest north island we visited. It is a boat ride there, if you come out of La Paz. Anchored in the deeper water, I rode a Zodiac skiff to the beach. We landed on Yellowstone Beach. It is a sun drenched… Continue reading Exploring Yellowstone Beach on Isla Monserrate

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Walking The Salt Farm of Isla San Jose

Visiting the 6th largest island in Mexico was a sublime treat. Isla San Jose sits off the coast of Baja California Sur, 37 or so miles out of La Paz (the state capital). It's a rugged island, with mountain peaks covering it. On the way to the island, with the sun rising in the Sea… Continue reading Walking The Salt Farm of Isla San Jose

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Wandering On One Of Keku Islands

Off of Kuiu Island is Keku Islands in SE Alaska, a number of thin islands with coves hidden around them. Do I know which one I stepped onto? I don't. I had the GPS turned off on my phone (there isn't any service for phones unless you are in the open straits - AT&T has… Continue reading Wandering On One Of Keku Islands