Browsing Category : Exploring

Getting dirty in the Black Hills


Strikhedonia resting down in Puerto Penasco meant it was time for a bit of fun on two wheels. My buddy Mike’s birthday was coming up and it didn’t take much convincing to put together a weekend of dirt bike riding and boating. I loaded up my toy and after work made way for the Black Hills of South Dakota. It…

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Adventure packed day in Refugio


Up early Jack and I dropped the dinghy and headed off fishing. Just as it is supposed to be, it wasn’t long before Jack had his first fish. It was a small cabrilla that we slipped back into the water, a good start. We worked around a point and caught a bigger, but still small, triggerfish. We kept it just…

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Wake up!


In the morning there was a chill in the air and no one was anxious to get moving but by 7:30 there was movement aboard. After a weather check was completed we came to the realization that we would likely see wind the next five days. Duh. But today looked pretty mellow so we upped anchor and made our way…

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Always a lot to do in El Alacran


Mostly motoring except for short periods of using the jib we made our way up to Punta el Alacran. I’d enjoyed this anchorage a few years ago and was happy to be back and even more happy to have the anchorage to ourselves. Score! Shalise headed off for some kayaking and the possibility of snorkeling (in the 55 degree water,…

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Reunions in Santa Rosalia


The plan was to get an early start so that we could snorkel at Sea Pea Cove on Isla San Marcos. So off we went as the sky was getting light. The wind again allowing for some nice motor-sailing, at least until we were out of the mouth of Bahia Conception. As we rounded the south side of San Marcos…

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The crowds of Agua Verde


Victor was excited by the fishing in the area so early I took him out in the dinghy to a spot where fisherman had been the day before. Checking on him 45 minutes later I earned that there was a strong current which pushed him back to shore, better than out to sea I suppose… He put in another fourty-five…

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On to Ensenada Ballena and Bahia San Marte


Damn it was a spectacular sunrise. The clouds and sun made for a colorful start to our day. From there I paddled into shore to make for long morning hiking the hills, sitting and staring the nature, and exploring new some hiking areas. My excursion stretched over two hours. While I was gone Ariel put in a triathlon of paddleboarding…

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Soaking in all that Bahia Bonanza has to offer


Moving on up, I raised the anchor just before 6:00 Easter morning. We had an easy passage to Bahia Bonanaza, that I’m sure my crew was thankful for after our crossing, and plopped down our anchor by lunch time. Ariel took to the beautiful waters immediately with a swim to shore and walk on the beach. Victor, Shalise, and I…

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Exploring a new trail on Isla Isabel


It was cloudy on our arrival but cleared up making for a nice hike to the top of the radio tower hill. Our second day we all hopped in the dinghy for a hike to the beach by the east anchorage. And with that it was time to split for Mazatlan, so in the evening we upped anchorage, dodged fishing…

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Tempting crocodile fate…


The sail from Chacala up to Matanchen was pretty low key, leading to naps and relaxing with the except of a quick whale visit. But no complaints as it was an easy passage north. This was to be a quick stopover so after getting the anchor set we jumped in the dinghy to head for the crocodile tour and to…

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