Tag Archives : Sailing

A shorter than expected visit to Punta de Mita


This adventure is supposed to be about sailing, right? So when the winds picked up after motoring out of Chacala out came the screecher. Motorsailing along we decided to put out the fishing lines even though the freezer was looking good in the pescado department. Fish on! The wind was from a good angle so up came the main sail…

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It’s all about the sailing, right?


I mean sure we had a number of days where the engine was only used for anchoring but those days were sporadic. Coming across a patch of strong north winds provided a few days of fun, sporty sailing. We intentionally left San Juanico in the afternoon since that would give time for the winds to build. And allow us a…

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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 bit of…

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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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