Surviving the Summer Heat on a Boat

We spent last summer in the Sea of Cortez and this summer in Mazatlan. Several people have told us we are crazy. The initial plan was to go it without an air conditioner, however we ended up getting one in San Carlos for the simple reason that there were a LOT of...

Sailing the Sea of Cortez: San Carlos to La Paz

After waiting out the 2017 hurricane season onboard in San Carlos, we were anxious to get back out on the water and do some more exploring! We left on November 3rd and decided to spend a night at a nearby anchorage called Algodones which was a short hop away. The seas...

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...

Sea Shepherd to the Rescue: Stranded in the Sea of Cortez

Our next destination was Mazatlán, Sinaloa, on Mexico's mainland coast. With a little over 200 nautical miles to get there, we planned for a full two-day crossing and did all of our due diligence before departing: provisioning and food prep, engine checks, filter...

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...

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Surviving the Summer Heat on a Boat

We spent last summer in the Sea of Cortez and this summer in Mazatlan. Several people have told us we are crazy. The initial plan was to go it without an air conditioner, however we ended up getting one in San Carlos for the simple reason that there were a LOT of...

read more

Sailing the Sea of Cortez: San Carlos to La Paz

After waiting out the 2017 hurricane season onboard in San Carlos, we were anxious to get back out on the water and do some more exploring! We left on November 3rd and decided to spend a night at a nearby anchorage called Algodones which was a short hop away. The seas...

read more

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...

read more

Sea Shepherd to the Rescue: Stranded in the Sea of Cortez

Our next destination was Mazatlán, Sinaloa, on Mexico's mainland coast. With a little over 200 nautical miles to get there, we planned for a full two-day crossing and did all of our due diligence before departing: provisioning and food prep, engine checks, filter...

read more

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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