Browsing Category : Exploring

Crossing the sea to Guaymas


Mother nature is the boss. Always. The Seawind rally was in full swing and we went to bed planning on a couple more days of rallying with our friends. The morning weather check caused a change of plans… we had a good weather window with south winds that would push us directly to Guaymas rather than the more typical crossing…

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Abandoned Pearl Fields in Bahia San Gabriel


Just a short hop from La Paz on the Southern end of Isla Espirito Santos is Bahia San Gabriel. A large bay that in years past produced black pearls. Stumbling around the channels and piles of discard shells it was an interesting place to explore and picture the enormous number of hours it took to construct the infrastructure. Looks like…

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Bushwacking in San Evaristo


Our guide book mentioned hiking in the hills surrounding San Evaristo along with a lack of established trails. I took this as a fun challenge to bushwack up to the various peaks 750 feet above the bay. Starting from the beach up the dirt road to the school where I veered off towards a promising looking gully that had hike-able…

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Beautiful Los Gatos


There is something special about pulling into an empty anchorage. One so beautiful as Los Gatos and it is truly a magical experience. Further from the beach than normal due to the shallow sloping shore but it was nice to be anchored in only ten feet of water, a far cry from our typical 20-25 feet. Jean was looking for…

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Oldest Mission on the Baja in San Javier


With a second day with a rental car we decided to explore the oldest mission on the Baja, Mission San Javier. This is quite a drive from Puerto Escondido with a twisty, and at times washed out road. I would rank the drive as a 6 out of 10 with some rock dodging and hole avoidance required at time. Around…

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Points North towards Loreto


With the calm winds and waves we departed La Paz. After twelve weeks in La Paz, it was a bit of a shakedown cruise to Ensenada Grande on Isla Partida. Motoring out of the La Paz channel We were the first boat to pull into the anchorage but before long we were joined by four other boats. A big of…

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La Paz’s tight grip


Such is the common saying that La Paz is like a rubber band trapping people for weeks or months longer than planned. It is a nice city, beautiful malecon, restaurants, large cruiser community, and lots to see and do. Making it easy how it gets its reputation. After the rudder bearing repair and new anchor roller installation we were ready…

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Interesting in crewing on Strikhedonia?


Please note that this was extremely plagiarized from Tom Blancart (SV Karaka) This is the short version, for the more detailed post visit here. So you want to go sailing? There are a few basics to help you decide if becoming a crew member on a cruising sailboat would be a good decision. This is not intended as a guide…

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