We recently returned from a 6-day trip sailing the Sea of Cortez! Mark and I were invited by an old friend to come to his home in San Carlos, Mexico and take a cruise on his sailboat across the Sea of Cortez to the Baja side and explore the area. Seas and winds were generally calm, but we finally did have enough wind to sail back to the Mexican mainland on our last day.
Of course I got some watercolor sketching in, but mostly this was a trip where I was able to take some very satisfying photos. I have a gallery of my photos from this trip at http://www.pbase.com/segan/sancarlos.