Sailing Mango

Biscuit And The Electric Fish

A mom came to our boat, we will call her J, and invited us to a dinghy potluck. I heard her call out, "hello!". I popped on deck to find her in full snorkel gear swimming off of our boat. She had a...

Bahia Chamela to Bahia Tenacatita

The wind was blowing twenty knots in the bay, we had all full sails up and doing eight to eight and half knots. I had just neatly caused an override on the jib sheet so we couldn’t furl the jib, an...

Mango Anecdote 11

A friend told me that while at a quiet anchor or off shore, she will cook pasta in sea water. What a great way to save on fresh water! Clever me, here at an isolated anchorage without another boa...

What Do The Tourists Think?

Yesterday, after we were settled in Bahia de Chamela, a few pangas zoomed by us loaded up with what looked like tourists going out for a dive. Chamela has a bunch of little rocky islands, and repor...

Distance At Night

My watch started at midnight. Kristen woke me up a little before, I brushed teeth and put on water for coffee. Kristen reviewed her watch with me, nothing much had happened, and went below. I made ...

At Anchor, Finally

Today was another rough day in La Cruz. The sound of a certain boy trying to coerce certain dogs into his bunk woke me around 6:30. It made me smile to listen to his attempts, but around 7:00 I too...

La Cruz

We have really enjoyed La Cruz. It is a small town with big shopping nearby. What could be better? Actually a bank in town would be better. As it stands now, to get money we walk up into town, jump...

Planning For The New

I was in the waiting room at the dentist, when an American couple came out smiling. Man: "Watch out, he's a masochist! Wait, are we the masochists?" Me: "Yeah, that would be us." Man: "So he is t...

To Isla Isabel, And Beyond!

Emma, smiling: "OK, this feels really good." Exactly. She was gathering lines at the bow while we were leaving the Mazatlan marina harbor, wind blowing an easy ten knots, and the boat felt good. W...

Boat Work Mazatlan - Part 2, or How To Start Your Engine With Your Autopilot

When you last left our heros, we were plugging broken water hoses with our fingers, installing autopilots, and possibly shopping. Since then we did indeed get the water sorted out, the autopilot ra...