Browsing Category : Hiking

Big activity day in Los Gatos


Ari cooked us a big breakfast omelet to fuel us for the day and afterwards I kayaked in to shore to hike the peak guarding the bay and over another peak I had worked on a rock cairn last year. It was interesting to see how it had grown. Rather than backtrack I carefully made my way down a gully…

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Soaking in all that Bahia Bonanza has to offer


Moving on up, I raised the anchor just before 6:00 Easter morning. We had an easy passage to Bahia Bonanaza, that I’m sure my crew was thankful for after our crossing, and plopped down our anchor by lunch time. Ariel took to the beautiful waters immediately with a swim to shore and walk on the beach. Victor, Shalise, and I…

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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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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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Nora’s big adventure, first stop Isla Isabel


My eyes opened at 8:30pm and rather than kill time I decided it was go time. I had prep’d the boat in the afternoon so I jumped right to firing up the port engine and raising the anchor. Minutes later we were navigating out of the anchorage mostly by instruments since the moon hadn’t risen yet. Understanding physics we adjusted…

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Adventures in Mazatlan


The advantage of leaving the Baja earlier than planned was plenty of time to explore Mazatlan, and as a bonus take a side trip to Durango (separate post). I’ll let the pictures do the talking, but it should be clear that a great time was had. Our first night we anchored out and had a chance to enjoy Isla Pierda…

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Boisterous Playa Bonanza on Isla Espiritu


We knew the waves and wind would make for a fun passage from Isla San Francisco to Playa Bonanza, so there wasn’t much of surprise as we got out of the wind shadow and into the full force of the boisterous conditions. I’d call it 6-8 foot tightly packed seas but hey at least they were somewhat following. We were…

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Ballandra, so many activities


Our timing was pretty good but not perfect as we were just beat by Stargo (whom we had met in San Juanico) into the anchorage. We brought the total to four boats, which meant we still had a good spot to anchor. Through the early afternoon three more boats pulled in and I was taught that I should have pulled…

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