Browsing Category : Exploring

Post storm visit to Yelepa


September 29th two waves of storms from TS Narda brought flash flooding to the cute town of Yelapa.  The devastation was incredible but even more incredible is the resilience of this town.  We visited just two months later and the town had been cleaned up to the point that you wouldn’t realize anything happened here.  The waterfall in town push…

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How about some hiking and some fish, OUCH!


Ready, set, hike! Before the sunrise we watched Pura Vida motor off to the north and we headed in to the beach. It was good to see that is was much cleaner than in the spring when we hauled forty pounds of trash to Bahia LA. Much cleaner does not mean clean, so we packed up another tub of garbage…

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Zero day, almost


Today’s plan had been for a 19km hike that went up 500 meters into the hills surrounding St. Remy. The forecast was for 35 degrees (95 degrees F) and lots of sun. The heat and past two days convinced us to dial it back and instead explore St. Remy and follow along the Van Gogh trail. The city has a…

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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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