Replacing the standing rigging in your own boat is a bit scary the first time. Let us take the mystery out of it for you.
Our stories and experiences are documented here. From the thoughts written during the First Time Offshore, to FAQs about cruising, to the humor and angst of day-to-day life while cruising, this is where to find our stories.
The northern parts of the Sea of Cortez captured us wholly. The clear waters so delightful for dipping; the pelicans landing in an explosion of flying water and then calmly eating the fish they had caught; the rays leaping in diamonds of water; huge Fin whales blowing and heard half a mile away; the orange […]
We just arrived in Puerto Peñasco after a long day and night and morning of hand steering with moter until it died, then sailing and hand steering, and finally pushed the mother ship the last 100 yards using the dinghy. We were then hauled out onto land after nearly a year and a half in […]
What a splendid part of the world for boating! Quiet and even isolated anchorages that provide great swell protection, cute towns, spectacular weather. Who could ask for anything more? Well, maybe a working anchor windlass! Yes, ours packed it in, again. Jon rebuilt it last year and had the foresight to plan for a more […]
Wow – Puerto Balandra is a winner. A lovely lovely anchorage with calm waters, white sands, and green Caribbean waters. Yes, lots of locals and hired boats visit during the day, but the nights are quiet and the bay is large enough to accommodate the traffic. Just 12 miles from La Paz it is convenient […]
The passage was a little bumpy during the night – lots of waves but not much wind – and no wind during the days. But the second night was the worst, we got no sleep and were tossed much of the night. This is a shortcut that is not worth it – go to Mazatlan […]