Lovely day, we are anchored in Chacala along the Pacific coast, north of Sayulita and Banderas Bay. It is Labor Day weekend here and all the families are at the beach. There are no other cruising boats here, though. All three of us are about to go swimming to try out Jon’s new swim ladder! […]
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.
Yes, we are about to take off on a 1000 mile sailing trek, and my partner is busy doing deferred and routine maintenance on the engine and mechanical parts of the boat. You wouldn’t think he’d have time to add a few things to make our life easier, but somehow he did. So here is […]
I hadn’t written for awhile so I thought I’d review what we’ve done and give a glimpse of what we think this year is going to hold. We leave within the week, weather permitting, for a long sea voyage up the Gulf of California – if you just want to read about that please go […]
Within a week, weather permitting, we are finally heading out of La Cruz for the Gulf of California. We look forward to beautiful anchorages, fabulous topography, spectacular islands, whales, dolphins and other sea life, blue-footed boobies… and on and on. This trip will be a bit rushed, but we hope it’s a good preview for […]
We are betwixt and between right now. Almost ready to leave but still with things to finish. Wanting to hang out with old acquaintances, but feeling the separation coming. Wanting to meet new folks and socialize, but feeling separated by ennui and by our health regime – keto and not drinking – vs the typical […]
What a year it has been! COVID and then hurricane season kept us holed up in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle (near Puerto Vallarta in beautiful Banderas Bay) for 15 months. We fled the heat of Pacific Mexico for July, August, and September, driving north to do medical appointments and and see family. We were lucky […]