We planned to just take a quick look at this gem of Pacific Mexico. We left Chacala at dawn and arrived in Isla Isabela in late afternoon. That was Monday. We ended up staying until Saturday as you will see. It is now officially our favorite spot. Isolated, fabulous snorkeling, perfect nights. We snorkeled every […]
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Chacala and Mexican Labor Day
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 yet, though. The Trip We left Punta Mita as soon as it was light and we were […]
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 […]
Looking Back. Looking Forward.
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 […]
Gulf of California: Bottom to Top
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 […]
Thoughts Before Leaving
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 […]