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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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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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Up early for a hike!


The next morning we started early with Carl and Roxy (Sky Pond) for a hike up the volcano. It was fun to do as a group, well sort of. On the way up Shalise and Jack enjoyed a more relaxed pace and our group split up. As always the last scree climb got our heart rates up and we were…

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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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One hell of a fishing day in Los Gatos


Before sunrise we were moving, after just raising anchor I was at the helm when I thought I saw some motion, sure enough we were on a collision course with a boat that had zero lights one. What the fuck. Danger avoided we proceeded to have a ridiculously calm passage to Los Gatos where we ended up being joined by…

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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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