Adventure: Crossing the Sea of Cortez

We’ve crossed the Sea of Cortez 4 times. Twice in a straight line from the Baja peninsula to Manzanita. Twice in the longer crossing, with a more diagonal line from Cabo San Lucas straight to Bahia de Banderas – the bay where Puerto Vallarta can be found.

Crossing the Sea of Cortez

The shorter distance takes around 35 hours. The longer one takes over 48 hours. Compared to those who actually take a month to cross oceans, this is nothing. We’ve seen 12′ swells in this crossing. Again, for those who cross oceans, this is nothing. We’ve seen thousands of whales and quadruple the amount of dolphins, and have woken up to a deck covered in small octopuses or octopi (tomato, tomahto). We’ve seen birds being carried by turtles by standing on their backs, which expats lovingly call Birdles.  Guess what, for those who cross oceans, all this: the hours, the swells, the whales, the dolphins, the octopi, the birdles… is nothing.

For us – it was a milestone in our sailing life. Something we will always remember as we daydream during our hours of work.

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10 thoughts on “Adventure: Crossing the Sea of Cortez”

  1. The excitement of crossing the open sea does not cover the fear experienced when the winds come howling, and the waves come up higher and longer. The challenge is there, the satisfaction of having gone through the trial is certainly a wow moment.

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