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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... read more

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

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