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La Paz BCS

February 4, 2011
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Want to call home? Go to the nearest palm tree.

So, what do we do for communications?  The greatest change since our sailing in the 1980’s is communications.  Every boat has e-mail either through their single sideband radios, satellite phones or through the purchase of internet sticks in each of the countries visited.  For us it’s the internet stick.  It relies on wireless cell phone coverage and along the coast it’s fairly reliable even in a sparsely populated are such as the Baja.  Communications is also something that I seriously miscalculated in the budget.  I don’t think that’s going to change although South east and south west asia and Africa are apparently much cheaper than places like Mexico.  We now never use land lines for telephones as we use Skype for land line calls and computer to computer calls – a marvelous bit of technology. On top of this everyone seems to use cell phones.  In Mexico they’re not cheap – original cost is reasonable, about $50, but per minute cost is 4 pesos and Mexico to US or Canada is about $1/minute – not cheap and hence skype.

The Malecon – La Paz

Ahh, the Malecon.  Every seaside town in Mexico has the Malecon.  Great place to stroll in either the day time or evening.  Head down before dinner, watch the sunset, have a drink, watch the life of the town go by and plan out the rest of the evening.  Love it….

Homes of La Paz

 

Homes of La Paz

 

Homes of La Paz

 

Homes of La Paz

Houses of La Paz

 

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Admiral Wayno the desk chair pirate...haaarrrr permalink
    February 5, 2011 20:28

    Clearly you are trying to tempt me out of hibernation!

  2. MICHELLE GUERRA permalink
    February 24, 2011 12:55

    Are you my old friends Conny Mac Cann and Tony Gibb ?
    I’m Michelle from France. Staying at your home in Victoria when you were building your dream-boat !!!! … it was in …… euh ……… 1978-79
    we went to this island …. to the american guy’s cabin …. in the wood by the sea !
    I never forget you
    hope to see you and to hear from you
    michelle

    • February 24, 2011 15:55

      Yes and what a surprise to hear from you. Where are you and what are you up to? We’re here in La Paz until mid march then heading to Hawaii – would love to hear your news

  3. Donald permalink
    March 10, 2012 14:11

    Tony
    hello!!
    how are you doing?
    where are you these days
    be well Old Friend
    take care
    much Peace
    Don

  4. Art F. permalink
    April 11, 2012 09:05

    Hello to you two. Connie do you have a private, or relatively so, email address? I’d like to ask you a couple of things about SMUS and GNS.
    Sounds like things are going well. Still raining in Victoria but Spring is definitely here. May Day preparations are under way and the Piggy Awards went extremely well this year with Adele singing a song for Newt Gingrich and two teenage girls/women pondering body image questions. Kevin Neish built a ship that sailed out with raw logs. David Turner helped “sail”it.

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