Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A month in La Ventana

There is something about the dusty, windy and remote East Cape town of La Ventana that brought us back again this January.  The majority of the seasonal vistors are all active 50+ year olds.  many proficient in kiteboarding, windsurfing and cycling, coming from the cold British Columbia and the Hood River, Oregon area.
We rented a small casita for a month, and settled into an active month of chasing wind and waves on the waters of La Ventana.  When the wind doesn't blow, there are plenty of other things to do. Morning bike rides in the Cactus trails, yoga, stand up paddling, hiking and exploring some nearby mountain towns. A few times we returned to La Paz, only 40 minutes away, and on a decent paved highway, to continue boat projects, do some shopping and have an occasional music date.  We enjoyed hanging out with our La Ventana friends, as well as hosting several visitors who came down from CA and other sailboats.

Brenda and Nancy on bikes admiring the Ventana Bay

El Cardon Trail (the Cactus Trail)
Nancy beach launching with Rob's help

A wind-less morning found Rob High and Dry

Nancy and Rico, her favorite Kite Instructor

A good view from the deck of Coya's Restaurant

Another view of the Baja Joe's Beach from Coya's

Nigel and Joules commuting by ATV with Chaser (dog) in the Basket

All the hard work paid off...
Video of Nancy kite-ing on last day in La Ventana
Filmed & chased by Rob, cameraman and devoted husband

Our good friends & family..and all expert kiters

Deborah (SV Cyclades) and Nancy on SUPs

Josh from Central Coast CA visited for a week

Josh and Nancy 
Josh leads us on Tango and Salsa dancing between dinner courses

Colorful local dancers perform amidst high winds and waves at the annual La Ventana Classic kiteboarding competition and fundraiser for local schools.

Nigel and Rob surveying the wind conditions

Beach time before the wind blows

Rob coming in to shore on a 12 meter kite

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