Family Sailing Adventures

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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... read more

Leg 15: Los Frailes to Ensenada de Los Muertos

We arrived in Ensenada de Los Muertos in the dark, at about 4am and dropped hook at about 24°19.271 N / 110° 19.937 W with about 3 other boats. Ensenada de Los Muertos means ‘Cove of the Dead’. Not exactly an appealing name. It has since been renamed for... read more

Leg 14: Los Cabos and Los Frailes

Hard to believe we are as far South as we’re gonna be for a while now. It has been a long journey, and now we start to sail East, then North. Bloom has grown accustomed to the wind at her stern and following seas. These next legs will prove to be different. We... read more

Sailing South Leg 13: Bahia Santa Maria to Cabo San Lucas

After three nights in Bahia Santa Maria, a 3-day weather window opened up to continue our journey south. The only other anchorage between Bahia Santa Maria Cabo San Lucas is Magdalena Bay, which was about 20 nautical miles away. Mag Bay has the option of getting fuel... read more

Sailing South Leg 12: Bahia Tortugas to Bahia Santa Maria

We were planning to stop and spend a little time at each of the anchorages between Bahia Tortugas and Cabo (Asuncion, Abreojos, Hipolito, San Juanico, Bahia Santa Maria, Mag Bay) but after 5 days at Turtle Bay, the last few where it was blowing hard, we were a bit... read more

Sailing South Leg 11: Isla Cedros to Bahia De Tortugas

Definitely not a passage you would want to do at night, the voyage to Bahia de Tortugas (Turtle Bay) was choppy and the seas were confused and FULL of lobster pots. The entire Keller Channel was littered with lobster pots. So much that all three of us had to be on the... read more

Sailing South Leg 10: Ensenada to Isla Cedros

We left Ensenada Nov 18th with another ‘family boat’, sv Dakota. We were all bound for Cabo San Quintin (pronounced ‘KEEN-TEEN’), which is about 100 nautical miles south of Ensenada. We decided a night sail would be the best option so that we... read more

Leg 9: Sailing from San Diego to Ensenada, Mexico

Initially, we were going to do a night sail from San Diego to Ensenada. It is about 60 nautical miles and with the days shortening and the recent time change for daylight savings time, we knew it would be impossible to do the entire trip during the daylight hours. So,... read more

Leg 8: Avalon to San Diego

We left Avalon Harbour at sunset on Oct 28th for a night sail into San Diego. We planned it this way as it was about 62 nautical miles and we wanted to arrive during the daylight hours. Apparently, San Diego has a huge pocket of kelp that accumulates at the entrance... read more

Leg 7: Long Beach to Avalon Bay, Santa Catalina Island

We got up early and set sail from Alamitos Bay to Avalon Bay on Santa Catalina Island. It was about 25 nautical miles and was an absolutely beautiful day to be on the water. We managed to get some and sail part of the trip as well- how about that!? We were greeted by... read more

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