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Busting out of La Paz before the next northerly


Pretty good winds (15-25 knots) were forecast for Sunday and Monday with a possible crossing window Tuesday. Wanting to get a good spot to hop off to the Mainland the plan was to head for Punta Bonanza where Jean and I crossed from last year. We wanted as early a start as possible since the winds would be on our…

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More storms and some sailing


Technically Tuesday, at 1:00am the wind piped up from the west. Of course this was un-forecast and meant we were on a lee shore. I was up for about an hour before the wind mellowed enough for me to be comfortable to fall asleep. Of course the residual waves lasted much longer but Strikhedonia and the other three boats stay…

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Stormy night in Isla Coronado


Rain, rain and more rain. That is the theme. Such an unusual Fall in the Baja. But we persevere. Jack and I braved the rain to dinghy in for a last shower and to drop off the key card. By the time the staff arrived there was quite a line of cruisers waiting to do the same and get out…

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Waiting out Tropical Storm Raymond


The day started a bit early with a bit of rain splattering on my face at 1:00am. Guess the storm is approaching… Hatches closed we had steady rain the rest of the night. At this point I was kicking myself for not grocery stopping last night since there is a bridge that is washed out on the road to Loreto…

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Windy day in Gonzaga bay


The day started early, 3:00am actually, as the wind picked up and turned us to point north. It was a relief having the anchor well set and watching on the anchor alarm that we were not moving. Over the next few hours we saw a peak gust of 39 knots and steady upper twenties to low thirties. Ugh, this could…

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