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2017, it is a wrap!


Whew looking back at 2017 was a another year of firsts; Farthest North in the Sea (Bahia Los Angeles), Sail plan for downwind sailing (Double headsails), Thanksgiving away from home (La Paz), Visit to the Southern mainland (Mazatl├ín and others), Teeth cleaned in a foreign country, and many more. We just keep finding more things that we love about Mexico.…

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An afternoon and night in Punta Colorado


The cruising guide mentioned Punta Colorado as a small, quiet anchorage that is rarely visited. Ha! Either we were unlucky or the times have changed. It is indeed a small anchorage and we pulled in to find four other boats already tucked away. We managed to find a more exposed spot that was barely far enough off the reef. But…

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What a year!


Whew looking back at 2016 I am feeling very good about the outcome. The long awaited trip to the Sea of Cortez accomplished, not only accomplished but thoroughly enjoyed. It is funny how different an experience will be from what we had dreamed about. Not at all in a good or bad way, just different. The trip to the Sea…

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And just like that it was over…


This adventure started on Sunday October 2nd wrapped up today, Thursday November 17th, six weeks and five days later. The crew varied with Vicki getting the most time aboard at 32 days and she was a tremendous help. The energizer bunny of the crew, she was in the water twice a day snorkeling or diving and when aboard never stopped…

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So you want go cruising!


So you want go cruising. Hmpf, about that. I’ll start with a disclaimer because in America we love that shit. Kind of a mental get out of jail card. Admittedly I realize the value of my disclaimer – I do not know what I am talking about – but I’ll put it out there anyway. Have I gone cruising? No.…

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The Hero’s Journey


Last year I had a discussion about how the human mind is wired with a close friend. She is a doctor, so I probably should have just taken what she said and accepted it. But that isn’t my way. The discussion centered around how humans connect with stories of the “Hero’s Journey.” That whether the story is a book or…

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The Beginning


The beginning is always hard. Whenever I stumble upon a new blog I read a few pages then, if I’m still interested jump to the beginning. To see how it began. To see what were those first pangs of intrigue that they felt the world needed to know, or that they needed to get written down. This is my story.…

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