Browsing Category : Hiking

Hike from Ballandra to Salinas on Isla Carmen


**First an important note – There IS bighorn sheep hunting that takes place on the island so consider than before heading off on this hike and if you do proceed wear brightly colored clothes** Red route is my best guess, based on our hike and looking at satellite imagery. The Blue route spur is where we lost the trail and…

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Dolphins galore in Isla Coronado!


Looking at the forecast, the day after Thanksgiving was the only possible day to sail south so off sailing we went. From the anchorage the sea looked calm, not the 13-15 knots forecast. But once out of the protection of the bay we found it truly was blowing. We had a sporty sail south to Isla Coronado moving along at…

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Thanksgiving in San Juanico


I love when a plan comes together. Often times when there is calm weather a west wind will form overnight and then dissipate a few hours after sunrise. We took advantage of this phenomenon and sailed north to San Juanico. Well at least half the way. Which in the Sea of Cortez, when on a schedule, is unusual. Feeling the…

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Perfect night for a beach bonfire


The winds toyed with us, what started as a day motoring turned into motorsailing then the winds reach just high enough for us to shut off the engine. Slipping through the water a 3.5 knots we didn’t have a care in the world. For five minutes. The winds promptly dropped and along with it our speed – 3 knots, 2.5…

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Agua Verde or bust


After five nights and four days I was feeling like a charlatan, seeing as Julia came all the way from Germany to go sailing and thus far has been stuck on a mooring ball. The weather system gone, it was our chance to bug out of Puerto Escondido. Many of my friends had planned to head Isla Monserrate but Agua…

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Julia’s Windy Start on Strikhedonia


It was a busy day, finish cleaning the inside of the boat, laundry, picking up rental car, filling diesel jerry cans and dropping Mike off at the airport. Whew. And with Mike on his way I waited for my new crewmate, Julia, to clear customs. Next up, enjoying good beer and lunch at El Zopilote Brewing. Provisioning followed and then…

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Fan favorite San Juanico


We wouldn’t leave San Juanico for five days, ultimately this special spot was Mike’s favorite stop of the trip. And it isn’t hard to see why, we had amazing snorkeling right off the boat. The quantity of fish was well beyond what I had seen in the past. A trip to the Cruiser’s tree confirmed that Strikhedonia’s contribution was unscathed…

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Agua Verde Experience


The Multihull/Seawind rally was quickly approaching so further north we went, stopping in another favorites spot Agua Verde. With no fresh veggies since Mazatlan (San Evaristo’s tienda was pretty bare) we were hoping that the tienda in town would replenish our supplies. So off in the kayaks we went. After a tour of the town and checking out the two…

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