Golfito to Punta Balsa DATE:15 April 2022DEPARTURE:Golfito, Costa RicaDESTINATION:Punta Balsa, PanamáDESTINATION LAT/LONG:008° 04.645N 082° 50.990WTRIP:54.7nmENGINE HOURS (at Destination):949.4422-27 Having Checked out of Costa Rica on Tuesday, with assurances to the Port Captain that we would leave on Thursday by noon, as was required, we ‘laid low’ on Thursday and snuck out of Golfito on Friday, … Continue reading Pacific Panamá and The Canal
Bahía Santa Elena to Playa Iguanita (Windy day!) DATE:21 February, 2022DEPARTURE:Bahía Santa ElenaDESTINATION:Playa IguanitaDESTINATION LAT/LONG:10°37.550N 85°37.9105WTRIP:44.8ENGINE HOURS (at Destination):868.1922-10 Bahía Elena had been a comfortable place to spend the last two days, but the constant strong puffs were a good indicator of what we could expect when leaving the protection of the bay. We left … Continue reading Costa Rica
Leaving Mexico: 6 Countries, 10 Days.
Chiapas to Fonseca DATE:9 Feb - 11 Feb, 2022DEPARTURE:Marina Chiapas, MexicoDESTINATION:Punta Amapala, El SalvadorDESTINATION LAT/LONG:13°10.852N 87°54.231WTRIP:312nm (2 days, 9 hours)ENGINE HOURS (at Destination):832.822-05 We were extremely excited to be finally leaving Chiapas and heading off to countries south. The previous day Tom (BOHEMIA) and I had gone with Memo, the Chiapas marina manager/Mr. fixit to … Continue reading Leaving Mexico: 6 Countries, 10 Days.
And Finally … Southbound to new places
It was a strange feeling leaving Banderas Bay, as we were now heading out to 'territories unknown', having been as far south as Puerto Vallarta the year before. Our intention had been to do this trip the year previous, but the pandemic seemed to have put that on an indefinite hiatus, and to finally be … Continue reading And Finally … Southbound to new places
BYE BYE BAJA (Birdie)
We spent a last few days in La Paz, getting ready to leave. A trip to Walmart for provisioning, Aramburo for canned smoked marlin, the tortilla shop in Esterito for 2 kilos of their donut delicious tortillas, as well as a quick change out of the starter battery, hoping that might be the cause of … Continue reading BYE BYE BAJA (Birdie)
Final Days in the Sea of Cortez
Puerto Escondido to Agua Verde DATE:6 October, 2021DEPARTURE:Puerto EscondidoDESTINATION:Agua VerdeDESTINATION LAT/LONG:25°.31.376N 111°04.427WTRIP:25.121-56 We have left Puerto Escondido countless times before in the last couple of years, but this time it felt very different. We were not coming back, in fact leaving Escondido really felt like we were truly on our way on the big adventure … Continue reading Final Days in the Sea of Cortez
Tripping North to Ramada.
We returned from a trip to Canada and the U.K., having left behind my crutches, and feeling like there was some time left before we could safely move too far south, we decided to do what we had originally (pre-broken foot) decided was the summer plan, and go retrace some of our steps from the … Continue reading Tripping North to Ramada.
To Marquer and Divorce (Cove)
Looking to get out into the breeze, we made plans with Laura and Richard on MILAGRO to take a brief trip away from Escondido, and meet in Bahía Marquer. Also on the cards was first swim for Julian for a couple of months. Now more than two weeks since surgery on the foot, the stitches … Continue reading To Marquer and Divorce (Cove)
Isla Carmen Circumnavigation – Liz and Scott week
Having had no visitors to stay on the boat since the pandemic began last year, we were super excited to have guests arrange a visit. Liz and Colin were co-workers at ECM, and we all became friends while we were living in Fairfax, where Scott and Liz have a home. This was also great timing … Continue reading Isla Carmen Circumnavigation – Liz and Scott week
La Paz to Escondido (Do-over)
We spent a almost a week in La Paz, doing a bit of provisioning, but also taking advantage of access to Sergio Galindo to have our stern anchor straightened after being bent in Chacala, and making a modification to the swim ladder he had made for us previously. In addition, we decided, despite the inflated … Continue reading La Paz to Escondido (Do-over)