We were looking forward to visiting La Paz because so many cruisers stop here and never leave, or if they do its only for a short cruise and then return. This was also our final stop for supplies and repair before we headed offshore taking the clipper route home.
On the way into the La Paz channel we could not help but notice the large boat (that does’t look like a boat) built for the late Steve Jobs of Apple. This is a massive 200+ foot boat that challenges what a boat might look like and with all that glass I wonder what it would be like in heavy seas!! La Paz itself is the capital of Baja Sur but has very little of the gaudy tourist vibe of Cabo. It is a little more like a University , government town with a great waterfront malecon and protected harbour. Its because of the many marinas and great anchoring field that so many boaters end up here. Supplies were plentiful, yes, even the marine chandleries were well stocked, great restaurants, even brew pubs!!! We could have spent more time getting to know the area but alas our main mission was to fill the freezer with food and do the odd repair on Adesso. We stayed at Palmira Marina and Resort where we met may Canadians some living (on their boats ), some preparing to ship their boats home, some putting boats away for the summer and would return in the fall and then those of us heading north with our boats. The marina was VERY social with daily happy hours that went well past dark.