Tag Archives : Dolphins

Small weather window for a crossing to Mazatlan


There was a 36-48 hour window to sneak across the sea before the next blow. Seeing as the coming wind was forecast to last nine days we needed this window to work. Originally the plan was to stay one night in Playa Bonanza and then scoot down to Bahia Muertos, but with the wind in the low twenties the Ceralvo…

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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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Crossing to Mazatlan on the Mainland


Crossing to the mainland is all about timing. It can be a tranquil thirty hours or a hair-raising, humbling experience. I am willing to wait for the former, however we were lucky and our schedule lined up perfectly for a mellow crossing. We pulled up anchor at 5:00am to sneaked out of the anchorage while everyone else was asleep. There…

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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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