La Paz for Dia De Muertos

We continue our run south through the Sea of Cortez at a quick pace. We are currently in La Paz having covered the 463 miles from Penasco in 12 days. So, if you do the math, our quick pace is really about the same as a nice walk.

Good start to the day
Nice way to finish the day

Along the way we were able to meet up with a few of our cruising friends and enjoy the occasional happy hour and bocce on the beach, but we were on a mission to get to La Paz and then prepare for the crossing to Mazatlan.

Had to go up the mast so might as well take the camera
The laundry dries quickly in the warm breeze.
Home décor in Loreto
Can’t get too drunk on these seats
Almost got the translation
La Paz Malecon
Outside of the Art Museum in La Paz
Full glass tour boat. Never seen that before.

One of the other reasons for getting to La Paz was to be here for the Dia de Muertos or Day of the Dead celebrations which usually occurs right around Halloween. This year it was on November 2nd and 3rd. It’s a Mexican tradition to honor the dead that has spread to other Latin countries. Unlike Halloween, that is typically spooky and scary, Dia De Muertos is a celebration of the deceased. Graves are often decorated with bright Marigold flowers and homes may have alters of remembrance with pictures, favourite food and drink of the deceased. Disney has an animated movie titled Coco that is a good explanation of the event. We met up with some other cruisers and attended an evening at the Cultural Center that featured music from several different aged performers and the obligatory “La Catrina“ costume contest.

In La Paz central park
One of the dancers at the show

That’s it for now. We will be weighing the anchor in a bit and heading for Mazatlan.

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