La Paz

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We departed Puerto Balandra for Bahia Falsa, just a short distance away. Bahia Falsa isn’t as beautiful as Balandra but it’s peaceful and we’re looking forward to some restful nights of sleep. I went to drop the anchor and after letting out about 30 feet of chain, it stopped paying out of the locker. We’ve […]

Los Frailes

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Making our way from Cabo to Los Frailes was all upwind motoring and a very wet, annoying ride. Once we arrived and anchored, we discovered that our sheets, comforter, and blanket were soaked at the foot of the bed located at the bow of the boat, by the anchor locker. We were not in a […]

Ensenada to Cabo

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After a month in Ensenada, where the majority of our time was spent scarfing down various mariscos and sundry goodies, we bid goodbye to Marina Coral and set off to Cabo, ready to sail 710 nautical miles, or roughly seven continuous days at sea. Day 1 Despite affixing a scopolamine patch behind my ear as […]

Enjoying Ensenada

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We’ve been in Ensenada for almost two weeks. We’ve explored the downtown, ate seafood tostadas from a food cart, drank margaritas at Hussong’s, had fantastic coffee, explored the markets, and stopped for made to order ceviche (more than once). We are loving the food here in Mexico, and this is only our first stop. Reading my […]

Stuck in San Diego

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Yes, we’re still in San Diego. While it’s a lovely place to be, we much rather be in Mexico right now. So what’s the hold up? Getting our Coast Guard Certificate of Documentation. To enter Mexico, you need an active Certificate of Documentation that proves to the Mexican government that you own the boat. This document is […]

San Diego

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We pulled into busy San Diego at 11am on New Year’s Eve and tied up at the San Diego Public Docks on Shelter Island.  It was a 27-hour, 155-nautical mile sail from Ventura and around the west coast of Catalina island to get here.  Scott and I were so tired from the trip that we […]


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Our sail from Santa Barbara to Ventura was one of our best. It was only 24 miles and with 10-15 knots of wind on our stern, we sailed all the way. It was such a nice sail that even Sam came out and joined us in the cockpit! We were warmly greeted by neighboring boats […]