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Crossing the sea to Guaymas


Mother nature is the boss. Always. The Seawind rally was in full swing and we went to bed planning on a couple more days of rallying with our friends. The morning weather check caused a change of plans… we had a good weather window with south winds that would push us directly to Guaymas rather than the more typical crossing…

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Anchor Alarms for Android


So I had a shitty experience one night in San Evaristo. Whether it was the Coromuel or the Elephante winds it does not really matter, the result was the same – a long night. Starting just after 9:00 the wind kicked up, just as it had a few nights earlier when my Mantus anchor held like a rock, I diligently…

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Points North towards Loreto


With the calm winds and waves we departed La Paz. After twelve weeks in La Paz, it was a bit of a shakedown cruise to Ensenada Grande on Isla Partida. Motoring out of the La Paz channel We were the first boat to pull into the anchorage but before long we were joined by four other boats. A big of…

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San Jose Del Cabo and the El Ganzo hotel


It was a short sailing day, so we didn’t rush to get moving which in hindsight wasn’t the best, but wasn’t a big deal either. It just meant we had more time spent with wind and waves on our bows which resulted in some pounding at times. A bit out of San Jose, I called up the marina and found…

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Passage notes from Turtle Bay to Cabo San Lucas


We departed Turtle Bay at 14:15 in the afternoon looking forward to three nights at sea after deciding to skip Mag bay to ensure we would be in Cabo for Halloween and Dia de los muertos. Sunrise to start our second day at sea While everyone slept I made myself a tasty breakfast Becalmed conditions make for a comfortable passage…

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Passage notes from Ensenada to Turtle Bay


Just the way you like to start a long passage, we had a mellow start with light winds and nearly no swell a great way to find the rhythms of non-stop motion. This passage would be about 300 nautical miles and ultimately took 51.85 hours with an average speed of 5.75 knots. We did pick up winds enroute but still…

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When your Yanmar stops peeing…


Large swell. Blue sky. Light wind. Warm temperatures. A beautiful day to be on the water. A number of boats had been holed up in Ensenada waiting for a weather window to start the journey to Cabo. My plans weren’t so exciting, but then again I didn’t have all the preparation either, so it should be no surprise that after…

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Anchoring Punta Santo Tomas


Strikhedonia needed a little break from marina life so off went the dock lines and south we headed. With hurricane Linda off the coast, the swell was from the Southwest with light winds leaving us motoring the entire way. I had hoped that we would see a bit of on shore breeze once we cleared Cabo Banda. Maybe it was…

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Where did the time go?


Well it has been 15 months of boat ownership. I’ve been lucky to form a bond with Strikhedonia and learn her mannerisms, likes, and dislikes without causing her any harm. Stuff breaks. Stuff gets fixed. Sail a bit. Eat tacos. And repeat. This is an accurate summary of our time together. A few highlights… Delivery day! A beautiful Mexican sunset…

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