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The party continues!


Work before play – I had to replace the anchor light fixture. So first thing in the morning up Jack and Shalise hoisted me. One hell of an arm work out holding myself up with one arm while soldering the connectors with my other. Whew! But we now have a working anchor light again! Who doesn’t love a scavenger hunt?…

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Shipwreck party day 1.5


Dumb luck shinned on us. Back in Puerto Escondido I had an email from Carl and Roxy (Sky Pond) who heard through the rumor mill that there would be a “Shipwreck” party in San Juanico. As the days past there was a post on the Sea of Cortez sailors group and on the morning net. And it just so happened…

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Fiesta de Veleros and some massive burgers


It was an interesting night, the winds mellowed out by 10:00pm and I fell fast asleep. That changed around 2:30 in the morning when the winds started ripping up to 30 knots. Wowza. My anchor alarm allowed me to relax but the noise kept me up until 4:00am when things subsided. The joys of living on a boat… I was…

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Settling into life in Barra and Fiesta de Veleros kick off


Always a bummer but inevitably friends have to head for home and today was Bill’s departure day. We enjoyed breakfast at Casa Abuela, where Bill embraced Mexico by having crepes, followed up by a chocolate croissant from the French Bakery for the plane ride home. After a bit of leisure time it was off to the taxi stand. Next challenge…

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Halloween Party in Santispac


Halloween! Berth’s was having a party but we were ready for some place new. Santispac would give us better protection from the forecast north winds (15 to 20 knots) so move on we did. Much to my dismay our lazy start gave a couple of other boats the step on us for the best anchorage in the bay. So it…

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St. Patricio’s Dia


Insanity, that is the best word I can use to describe St. Patrick’s day in St. Patricio. How else can one describe a crowded town square with everyone chasing bottle rockets, spinning balls of flames, and toros? This was my kind of celebration. The trip to St. Patricio (neighbor to Melaque and a few miles from Barra de Navidad) began…

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Paradise Village Boom


A warm welcome at the docks by our friends Helen and Ralph from Moon Drifter. After sharing Thanksgiving together in La Paz we went our separate ways. The yacht club was a perfect way to reconnect over dinner and catch up on the past few weeks. Not shockingly, we settled in to urban living quite fast and relearned what it…

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