Third Time is the Charm; But it Wasn’t Easy

After arriving on the southern tip of Baja California May 9th, two weeks later we are faintly getting out of this tourist trap. Oh, Cabo, or better yet, Cabo Falso, has finally loosened her grip on us to to us pass. My two previous attempts were unpleasant at best, more like miserable. And on eachContinue reading “Third Time is the Charm; But it Wasn’t Easy”

The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Cabo San Lucas is a sunny, dry, playland for those with more money than sense. It’s a step towards reality, if your starting point was the Mexican Pavilion at Disney World or Las Vegas. It’s everything I have a point of avoiding during my last 40 years of international travel and exploration. Worse of all,Continue reading “The Good, the Bad & the Ugly”

Four Easy Days

Why can’t they all be like this! Xtapa to Puerto Los Cabos and Cabo San Lucas. After three nice days in Zihuantanejo and Xtapa, Brian, me and the boobies set out for Cabo 4 days away. The NW winds had died down and we got going under high broken clouds and the temperature in theContinue reading “Four Easy Days”

The Dingy Fiasco part 2

As the winds finally let up after 10 days to let us get out of the tourist hell that is Cabo San Lucas, I was optimistic that having a functional dingy would give us increased stopping opportunities. One of the key factors in deciding to burn money staying at the marina in Cabo for $100Continue reading “The Dingy Fiasco part 2”

The Dingy Fiasco part 1

It’s hard to believe that I have 5+ years and 20,000+ miles under my belt. I don’t. Why, you wonder? Oh, the routine things, those daily tasks or almost daily takes, are easy. It was in Germany when I lost my bow thruster. That was at the beginning of our 2015 Baltic Adventure. Seems likeContinue reading “The Dingy Fiasco part 1”

Anchoring at Night in Strange Places; It’s not for the Faint Hearted.

Only day’s away from completing this 2,000-mile, two-month journey, I found myself breaking yet another of my hard and fast rules I made for myself 5 years ago.  Entering yet another harbor at night, and having to anchor by radar, avoiding darkened, moored boats and mooring balls. But like most hard and fast rules, IContinue reading “Anchoring at Night in Strange Places; It’s not for the Faint Hearted.”

It Wasn’t Me; It was the Motherboard, I Swear

No, I haven’t died or been in jail, I was in computer-less purgatory. You know that place you end up when you depend on your laptop to communicate with the outside world. And sure, a cell phone is great for talking, but if you think I’m going to write a blog post on it, asContinue reading “It Wasn’t Me; It was the Motherboard, I Swear”

Third Time is the Charm, I Hope

As of Tuesday evening,  we are planning to try to get to Magdalena Bay, 130nm, tomorrow. Our third try in the last 9 days. Though even at that, we will probably we stuck there for three days over the weekend, as another period of very strong (15 to 25 kts) winds is forecast to hitContinue reading “Third Time is the Charm, I Hope”