Family Sailing Adventures

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Sailing the Sea of Cortez: La Paz to Puerto Escondido

We planned to leave La Paz in mid-June, but we had a couple of things come up that delayed us some. We discovered that our muffler had some corrosion in it which had created pinholes causing it to leak. No bueno. So, we either needed to order a new one from the USA...

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Laundry Without a Machine

When away from a dock and laundry facilities for some time, the family laundry pile begins to grow.... Luckily while in the Sea of Cortez, we aren't wearing a ton of clothing (mostly swimsuits!), so it takes quite a few days to fill our laundry bag. Once...

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Tijuana, Tacos and Taxis- Extending Our Stay in Mexico!

When you enter Mexico as a non-resident, they grant you up to 180 days on a tourist 'FMM'. This means that after your 180 days is up, you must leave the country. You can come back in and request another 180 days, but you must leave the country first. So, plans began...

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Top 10 Gear Picks for Summer Cruising

Doga Towels We have several 'turkish' style towels onboard Bloom and the Doga Towels are by far our absolute favorite! Although they are also the most expensive ($65), we feel they are absolutely worth it. They are big, luxurious and soft, take up hardly any space,...

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Leg 16: The Bloom Crew Arrives in La Paz!

According to several weather forecasts, Friday, December 23rd looked like the best day to bash North towards La Paz. It was forecast for light winds (up to 10 knots) and relatively calm seas. We assessed this by analyzing several weather forecasts as Cerralvo Channel...

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