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Waiting on a weather window


Once in a slip it was time to find a weather window. This ended up being three days on the dock, but it allowed us some fun with friends. Cabrales’s yard has a Friday night bonfire/BBQ, which was a great chance to meet some other cruisers. Sandra hollered out, “Hi Strikhedonia” as I arrived and after chatting with Salish Dragon…

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Work, work, work, the season begins!


The season had the best start ever with my friends CJ and Jack picking me up from the airport in Phoenix. That made the three hour trip to Puerto Pensaco so so much easier than the 11 hour bus ride to Guaymas like the previous two season kick offs. Damn, commissioning a boat in the desert is tough work. Dreaming…

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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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Welcome to Puerto Penasco


The passage past smoothly and come daylight we could see the finish line, Puerto Penasco. We even managed some motorsailing with the engines pulled way back. An attempt was made at sailing but as per usual this only lasted a short time. All in all, a nice way to close out the season. Huge tidal swings occur in Penasco so…

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Fun times with CJ and Ted


Through the early morning hours I was up a number of times where the wind hung around the 30 knot range (+/- 5 knots). By 4:00am things subsided a bit and by 6:00am we were back to the 12-15 knots with gusts in the low 20s. Damn the past few weeks have been windy, windy, windy. And made me very…

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Party time on Salish Dragon


We had a mellow last day in Don Juan with a call on the radio from Salish Dragon (attempt number two) inviting to the fleet of eight boats to join them for dinner at 5:00pm. Sweet, nice to get a chance to socialize. You might be wondering about the early start time. Well the winds were forecast to blow, yes…

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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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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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