Category: Cruising Logbook

Pacific Panamá and The Canal

Pacific Panamá and The Canal

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

Costa Rica

Costa Rica

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.

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

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

Isla Carmen Circumnavigation – Liz and Scott week

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)

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)

Back to Baja

Back to Baja

With the options of going south this year having been stymied by the pandemic, and the hurricane season fast approaching, the best option was to head back north to the Sea of Cortez for a second summer (off) season. Paradise Village Marina to La Cruz Anchorage DATE:23 May, 2021DEPARTURE:Paradise Village Marina, Nuevo VallartaARRIVAL:La Cruz de … Continue reading Back to Baja