How traveling 30 days and 1,446 nautical miles takes you 375 from where you started.
Juniper is a wonderful blue-water sailboat that has a circumnavigation under her belt thanks to her previous owners and many adventures in California and Mexico with me and Scott. I love this boat which has been my home for the past six years but this boat is meant for ocean passages and cruising and I’m […]
We weren’t done. We were still having fun. We thought we would have a lot more time.
A long overdue catch-up and an explanation of what Juniper and crew are doing during the pandemic.
Summer has always been a time when we scratch our heads about what to do with our water tanks. Empty them? Fill them with water? The first time we left Juniper for the summer we emptied them but condensation and the wee bit of water we couldn’t get out left the tanks a bit slimy. […]
Well, it’s the beginning of August and we ended up staying in La Cruz after all. Despite all of our plans, we were unable to head up to the Sea of Cortez and reach our summer destination of San Carlos. While we did successfully fix the engine, install the new bilge pump, filter the water […]
We were all set to go. But you know the saying, “cruising is doing boat work in exotic places?” La Cruz is far from exotic when you’ve been here as long as we have. Solar was up and running, we provisioned, our slip neighbor Travis on S/V Brighter Days made us some ribs for the […]
Power management on a cruising sailboat is a pretty important and sometimes frustrating topic. Since purchasing Juniper we’ve done what we can to reduce our energy usage (e.g. replaced all cabin lighting with LED, etc), but our primary issue has been generating enough power to replenish our batteries each night. We have a wind generator […]
Sam, our Sailing Kitty, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 14th. He was 15 years old. Sam was a beloved companion and crew. A world-traveler, a purr monster, a lap cat, a good kitty, our friend, and dearly loved, Sam will be greatly missed. Eight bells* for Sam, our little friend. You’ll always be in […]
Spending time in La Cruz hasn’t only been about eating churros. We’ve been here 1) waiting for the weather to shift so that we can go back north to the Sea of Cortez 2) doing some boat work while we wait, and 3) tending to our ailing sailing kitty, Sam. In the winter and early spring […]