Our routes so far have involved stints of continuous sailing for more than 24 hours at a time. Our shakedown was the same, and it’s safe to say we have more of these in our future. Many have asked if we drop anchor to spend the night, but when it takes multiple days to get… Continue reading Nighttime sailing
After Cabo San Lucas we circled the Baja California Peninsula and headed towards La Paz. Our first night we anchored outside of San Jose del Cabo, Cabo San Lucas’ more put-together older sister. Our anchorage near Palmilla point was a bit rolly but beautiful. We got all dressed up (well… cruisers definition of ‘dressed up’)… Continue reading Lower Baja
Meals are such an important part of sailing. The crew needs to stay nourished and a nice meal or a surprise snack from back home can be huge morale boosters (wink wink nudge nudge for any future visitors). We have been eating pretty well so far (if I don’t say so myself). Bravo left the… Continue reading Who’s hungry?
In the days that preceded our arrival we may have seen one sailboat and one fishing vessel. The 45 boats we began to spot before we turned the corner should have been an indication of what was upon us, but we were not prepared. As we turned into the bay the well-known arches came into… Continue reading Cabo San Lucas
We left San Juanico on the sunset of New Year’s Eve under the lumpiest and bumpiest conditions to date. Can someone please turn off this washing machine? The spin cycle is done! The first morning of 2018 (and Day 5 of our travels) brought higher winds from our beam, and with that an opportunity to… Continue reading Let’s go fly a kite, up to the highest height…
I had heard of a good surf spot in San Juanico, very close to a good anchorage, about halfway between Turtle bay and Cabo San Lucas. When planning our route with Aaron and Meli, I made sure early on that they were okay with making a little diversion and pit stop on our run down… Continue reading Surfs up in San Juanico
I should have started writing this post 4 months ago when I was trying to figure it out for myself. Now that I'm 3 weeks into this, the question is no longer "why", but "why not"? Why exactly did I go from a successful career at an engineering firm to sitting on a sailboat at… Continue reading You are supposed to start with ‘why’
“Capitanía Puerto Ensenada, Es Bravo, cambio.” Radio silence. Turns out with holiday hours the harbor master’s office didn’t open until 9 am. Our smooth passage out from San Diego across international waters put us in Ensenada 2 hours ahead of schedule. We raised our first Q flag, another exciting milestone for us, signaling our… Continue reading Bienvenidos a Mexico!