Four sailors. Twelve days. Five desert islands. 125 miles in a 22-foot 1978 Catalina. In November 2011, Rob and I and two of our closest friends spent two weeks exploring the Loreto Marine Park in the Sea of Cortez. And we did it for less than $1,000 per person (including flights and tequila!).
The full story will appear in the August edition of Cruising World. We hope the story will inspire readers to just go: sail when, how, and where you can, even if it means cramped quarters on a 30-year-old boat you rent from a guy in Mexico named Rudolfo. For now, here’s a few pictures and a “trailer” of our trip:
- trading off nights camping on the beach under the stars;
- preparing grouper ceviche and fish tacos;
- swimming with dolphins, hammerheads, and phosphorescent glow worms;
- petting goats and finding ice-cold beer in a remote fishing village on Day 10;
- hooking a 4-foot dorado from our sit-on-top kayak dingy; and
- spectacular anchorages in turquoise waters off desert islands.
It was a blast. Stay tuned for the full article next summer!