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Shipwreck pre-party!


Our plan to head for San Juanico for a rumored “shipwreck” party was slightly delayed for final cell signal messages and calls. About 9:00 we had the anchor up and were headed north. I made a cardinal sin of unzipping the main sail stack pack and getting the halyard ready to go. Shame, shame, shame. Once on course we had…

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Winter 2019 is a wrap!


With our overnight passage behind us it was time to tie up and enjoy dock life as we put Strikhedonia to bed for a few weeks. No need for much space on boring things like cleaning and fueling up Strikhedonia. But swimming at El Cid with Three Quarter Time? Or hiking up to El Faro (lighthouse)? Or drinking beer at…

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Chacala is the place to be!


We hustled out of Banderas bay just before sunrise after a night in Punta de Mita, we wanted to get as much time in Chacala as the schedule would allow. A bonus was that Sky Pond was already there and we would have another chance to hang out. I had been talking up the Sarandeado (BBQ fish) which was our…

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Closing out my time in Barra


With so much music, friends, and good food the days slip by quickly. I enjoyed time with my parent’s friend Marilyn. She is almost eighty and I can’t keep up with her – dinner, music, dancing. The first night we hit rib night at Senor Froy’s followed up by music at Time out and Lucy’s. Then it was time to…

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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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Wild Bill comes to Barra


By friend Bill some how managed to talk his wife into letting him play hookie from school (he is a high school physics teacher) and come down for a visit. It was going to be an action packed trip as I wanted to give him the full Barra area experience. What better way to start than to watch the sunset…

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Let the good life in Barra begin!


Sailing into the Barra area I see what looks like a Seawind so out comes the binoculars. Sure enough it is! Hmm who could it be, as they get closer I can see the SkyPond logo. Carl and I have been exchanging emails for a couple years and we just keep missing each other by a day or two. Looks…

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Adult Playtime in Tenacatita


Not one to mess around I was moving as the sun was rising over the hills. It was a mellow day on the water with a following long period swell. I was teased into raising the main and jib for a sprightly 7.3 knot sail. Which lasted until the end of the bay. Blerg. It was fun while it lasted.…

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