Sailing the Sea of Cortez: Santa Rosalia to San Carlos

After five hot weeks in Santa Rosalia, we had the opportunity to have several discussions with cruisers in the marina as they came and went in regards to weathering storms there. One boat in particular- sv Slipper, had weathered Hurricane Newton in 2015 at the dock in...

Sailing the Sea of Cortez: Chubasco Prediction & Preparation

During the summer in the Sea of Cortez, it is not only excruciatingly hot- there are Chubascos to worry about. A Chubasco is a suddenly-occurring, localized storm that brings thunder, lots of lightning, very strong winds and often lots of rain as well. Winds can...

Sailing the Sea of Cortez: Puerto Escondido to Santa Rosalia

We headed out from Puerto Escondido and started our way North on July 17th, 2017. We got some sailing in and headed to Puerto Ballandra, on Isla Carmen. We first anchored in the Northern area of the bay but decided to move into the southern bay due to quite a bit of...

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...

Getting Internet on a Boat! The Cruiser’s WiFi Dilemna – UPDATED 2017

UPDATE 2017: We have been using this internet boosting setup for over a year now and have sailed down from Victoria, through the Gulf Islands, Puget Sound and down the West Coast of the U.S.A, the Baja and up into the Sea of Cortez. We have been extremely happy with...

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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Sailing the Sea of Cortez: Santa Rosalia to San Carlos

After five hot weeks in Santa Rosalia, we had the opportunity to have several discussions with cruisers in the marina as they came and went in regards to weathering storms there. One boat in particular- sv Slipper, had weathered Hurricane Newton in 2015 at the dock in...

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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...

read more

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...

read more

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