Category: Cruising Logbook

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

XXVIII Banderas Bay Regatta

XXVIII Banderas Bay Regatta

START PRACTICE / BEER CAN: DATE:24 March, 2021DEPARTURE:Paradise Village MarinaDESTINATION:Paradise Village Marina TRIP:21.7ENGINE HOURS (at Destination)488.08CREW & GUESTS: Julian, Colin, LeeAnn & Charlie Clark (sv Juliet) The Banderas Bay regatta organizers set up the day for revolving start practice, and this gave us the opportunity to see how we faired against the competition, as well … Continue reading XXVIII Banderas Bay Regatta

Mazatlan to Bahía Banderas

Mazatlan to Bahía Banderas

OVERNIGHT TO MATANCHÉN DATE:18 February - 19 February, 2021DEPARTURE:Isla Piedra, Mazatlan, Sinaloa DESTINATION:Bahía Matanchén, NayaritDESTINATION LAT/LONG:21°31.254N 105°14.225WTRIP: 135.1 We headed out of the anchorage alongside Juliet with the overnight passage ahead. This turned out to be a fairly uncomfortable passage, and with just one night, neither of us felt like we got in the rhythm … Continue reading Mazatlan to Bahía Banderas

La Paz to Mazatlan

La Paz to Mazatlan

GETTING OFF THE DOCK: To Falsa ... DATE:21 January, 2021DEPARTURE:Marina Palmira, La PazDESTINATION:Bahía FalsaDESTINATION LAT/LONG:24°15.521N 110°18.981WTRIP: 6nm We were itching to get out of the marina after two months, but waiting for Juliet to get their new autopilot controller before we could start making our way over to the mainland, hopefully together. It was great … Continue reading La Paz to Mazatlan

DAY TRIPPING – Balandra ‘test sail’

DAY TRIPPING – Balandra ‘test sail’

Departure:Marina Palmira, La Paz BCSArrival:Marina Palmira, La Paz BCSDistance (nm):23.4Engine Hours (trip end):425.6Crew & Guests:Julian, ColinWeather:Blue sky, wind 3 - 20 knots After 8 weeks of major boat work (see the 'Projects Log), we were itching to get out of the marina, and also see that everything checked out, especially given the new chainplates had … Continue reading DAY TRIPPING – Balandra ‘test sail’

SEA OF CORTEZ LEG FIVE: Bahía de Los Angeles back to Santa Rosalía

SEA OF CORTEZ LEG FIVE: Bahía de Los Angeles back to Santa Rosalía

Bahía de Los Angeles We spent a few days anchored behind the sandy spit off the B de LA village, got some laundry done, checked out the two tiendas and enjoyed Wi-Fi, numerous beers and a very nice evening meal at Guillermo’s.  The village is little more than one strip of (quite fancy) paved road, … Continue reading SEA OF CORTEZ LEG FIVE: Bahía de Los Angeles back to Santa Rosalía

SEA OF CORTEZ – LEG FOUR:  Santa Rosalía to Bahía de los Angeles

SEA OF CORTEZ – LEG FOUR: Santa Rosalía to Bahía de los Angeles

Santa Rosalía We spent two weeks in Santa Rosalía.  The small marina is extremely friendly, and conveniently close to the town.  There was quite the group of cruisers passing through - EXPRESSION, YATRA, GEN-M, all with kids on board, CAVU, SLIPPER (with recently acquired dog), and the 68’ Italian boat we had seen on our … Continue reading SEA OF CORTEZ – LEG FOUR: Santa Rosalía to Bahía de los Angeles