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Trip to La Ventana

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We’d been hanging out with David and Kinyon from S/V Sheldon 2 since they arrived in La Paz. They really liked the area, so they decided to have a home base ashore in La Ventana and invited us out to check it out for the day.

We loaded up in their car and drove about an hour from La Paz farther down the Baja coast.

The long, straight road to La Ventana

The long, straight road to La Ventana

La Ventana is a popular spot for kite surfing and windsurfing. The consistent north winds that blow from November to April make it a perfect spot for windsports. People come from all over the world to race along the water and fly through the air.

Watching the kites fly

Watching the kites fly

We pulled in to the downtown kite surfing community center. There’s a bar and restaurant that serves great pizza and margaritas so we stayed for a few and watched the kite surfers zoom along the surface of the sea. More adventurous kite surfers were riding boards with hydrofoils that rose above the water’s surface. We saw some kite surfers fly 10-20 feet through the air (some performing spins and tricks) and land back on the water’s surface.

Inside the cool restaurant/bar/hangout at La Ventana

Inside the cool restaurant/bar/community center at La Ventana

Margaritas with a beautiful view

Margaritas with a beautiful view

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Hanging out on the upper deck waiting for some pizza

Hanging out on the upper deck waiting for some pizza

Sully and Kinyon hanging out watching the kite surfing

Sully and Kinyon watching the kite surfing

After our pizza break we had to stop and wait for some unique traffic to cross the road.

Hey buddy, on your way to the OXXO grab some steak

Hey buddy, on your way to the OXXO grab some steak…

and bring it back please. You know I like it fresh.

…you know I like it fresh.

It was an awesome day trip away from the boat and gave us another look at rural Mexico outside the normal cruising destinations. They didn’t have keys to their new house yet, but what we saw of the outside looked pretty cool and we’re excited to get the grand tour soon!

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