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Go Time!


The time had come, we had a window to cross to Puerto Penasco. Our plan was for a 3:00pm departure which left us with time to squeeze in yet another hike! This time with Radu and Katja from SV Imagine. They had recovered from their sleepless night two days ago and were up for some exploring. So off we went…

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Moving on north to Refugio


Finally a day where we can get moving again. Don Juan was a good protector but after four nights, water too cold to snorkel, and dreams of northern anchorages we were ready to move on. The plan had been to wait until 9:00am but the wind dropped off to less than 10 knots earlier than forecast so at 7:00am we…

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Wake up!


In the morning there was a chill in the air and no one was anxious to get moving but by 7:30 there was movement aboard. After a weather check was completed we came to the realization that we would likely see wind the next five days. Duh. But today looked pretty mellow so we upped anchor and made our way…

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A bit of recovery after all the partying


Moving on, we upped anchor as the sun rose and made our way on a up to Santa Domingo. Mostly motoring with some patches of motor-sailing until the final five miles into Bahia Concepcion when the screecher got a workout. The wind piped up as we were making our wide turn into the bay had the wind peaked at around…

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Kicking off the spring season!


A few days of mad dashing to prepare Strikhedonia and another day wandering around Mazatlan with Shalise. The final crew arrival day was spent provisioning leading to a pre-sunrise departure for the Baja. The forecast was for mostly mellow weather with 1.5 meter swells from the southwest every 12 seconds. Winds five to ten knots from the northwest until the…

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Tempting crocodile fate…


The sail from Chacala up to Matanchen was pretty low key, leading to naps and relaxing with the except of a quick whale visit. But no complaints as it was an easy passage north. This was to be a quick stopover so after getting the anchor set we jumped in the dinghy to head for the crocodile tour and to…

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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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Solo sailing down to Perula


Up at midnight and under way with only stars and GPS to guide me. This would be a solo 100nm passage down to Perula in Chamela bay. The passage was pretty easy with some wind early on and some continuous waves slap on the bridgedeck for the first half of the passage. I was running the radar to look for…

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2018, it’s a wrap!


It was a good year (queue the broken record), getting further south into Mexico brought some wonderful new experiences, including having fireworks shot at us (St. Patrick’s day festival) and doing some inland travel (Durango). The beauty and kindness of the Mexican people continues to amaze. This year set a few records; most miles in a year and most crew…

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