"We must remember three things. Number one and first in importance, we must have as much fun as we can with what we have. Number two, we must eat as well as we can, because if we don't, we won't have the health and strength to have as much fun as we might. Number three, and third and last in importance, we must keep the house reasonably in order, wash the dishes and such things. But we will not let the last interfere with the other two."
From John Steinbeck's "About Ed Ricketts", a preface to Log From the Sea of Cortez

Suggested Reading

We recommend the following as references to the waters, flora, fauna, geologic history and culture of the Sea of Cortez, as well as some great reading on sailing:

John Steinbeck,  The Log From the Sea of Cortez

John Steinbeck,  The Pearl

Gene Kira,  King of the Moon

Robin Lee Graham,  Dove

John Janovy,  Vermilion Sea

Alex Kerstitch,  Sea of Cortez Marine Invertebrates

Captain Joshua Slocum,  Sailing Alone Around the World

Jan Adkins,  The Craft of Sail

Daniel Gotshall,  Marine Animals of Baja California

Leland Lewis,  Baja Sea Guide

Lisa and Sven-Olof Lindblad,  Baja California

Marvin Patchen,  Baja Adventure by Land, Sea and Air

Allen and Robertson,  Fishes of the Tropical Eastern Pacific


We have found a great resource for books about Baja, Mexico:



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