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PV To SD - Day 4-5

We left Cabo early at 8 am. Ha ha! Who am I kidding, we barely had the coffee on by then. After making scones, doing final deck and cabin prep, trying to toast stale peanuts and not really improvin...

PV to SD - Day Three, Cabo

The winds picked up a little earlier today. Kristen turned on the engine during her three to six am watch, and we were able to set the jib flying and turn off the engine around ten this morning. He...

PV to SD - Day Two

Since last night we have been motor sailing, a combination of using the sails for stability and some drive, and using the engine to keep the speed up and provide continual thrust through the waves....

PV to SD - Day One

The day started similarly to the couple of days before it, with a list of things to get done prior to departure. Several things were still on the list; buying last minute groceries at the outrageou...

Heading North, For Real

At ten in the morning, Thursday, the port captain will visit Mango to check us out of Mexico. After that, we will set sail with our eyes towards San Diego. We anticipate the trip will take about th...

Not Jumping

One of the things that people told us while planning our cruise was how quickly you make friends. It is true. We have friends, good friends, who are sailing to French Polynesia in two days. That ...

Jack Knife

"Hey we heard you guys are in Paradise Village. Do you have time today for a visit?" Loosely this is a message we got about an hour before we were going to leave Paradise Village, in Nuevo Vallar...

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...

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...

Marina Del Rey

Marina Del Rey, MDR, is huge (in a Bernie voice no less!). How huge is it? There are over 5,200 slips, It is the largest marina in the USA, they publish their own traffic separation scheme, and it ...