Oh! from the northwest corner

of a brand-new crescent moon,

while crickets and cicadas sing

a rare and different tune. (1)

Mexican flag

Caleta Partida, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Caleta Partida is an anchorage about 17 miles N. of La Paz. It is the (impassible except by dink) channel between Isla Partida and Isla Espiritu Santo.

view from boat
Looking north at Isla Espiritu Santo.

Happy on beach
Tranquility Base.

view from top
West from the top of Espiritu Santo. Espire is near the center; Happy is on the beach at lower left.

view from boat
East from deck, looking between the islands on the no-passage side.

point left Back to Espire's voyage of discovery.

(1) The opening quote is copyrighted material © 1977, 1779 Ice Nine Publishing Company, Inc., from the song "Terrapin Station" by Robert Hunter. Used here with thanks but without permission.

All images copyright © 1996, 1997 Rick Drain.