San Francisquito

Venturing onwards, we officially crossed into the Northern Sea of Cortez on our passage from Santa Rosalia to San Francisquito. On land, this is where the sole artery thru the Baja Peninsula; México Highway 1, cuts from coastal Sea of Cortez over to the Pacific coast, bringing away with it access to amenities, towns and […]

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Santa Rosalia

A short sail from Isla San Marcos, we arrived at the next town along coastal Baja California Sur; Santa Rosalia. In the last century, the town had blossomed as a copper mining town run by the French company El Boleo. But after running out of this natural resource the company shut down, and a Korean […]

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Bahia Conception

Returning from our road trip down the Baja Peninsula in May, we were driving past the coast of the Sea of Cortez when our eyes were drawn to several pretty coves where RVs camped by the calm, turquoise water and children played with beach balls while music played on radios and adults lounged under palapas […]

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San Juanico

San Juanico serves as a sort of rite of passage for cruisers sailing the Sea of Cortez. Featuring majestic rock formations, turquoise water and excellent snorkeling, it is also where a Cruisers’ Shrine can be found, nestled in a small tree to one side of the beach. Sitting in my office in San Diego, I […]

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Isla Carmen

  Up to this point, I can say that Isla Coronado has been my favorite anchorage. But with the allure of an abandoned salt mine over on the next island, which I had been looking forward to since before our accident, it was time for us to move on to new adventures. First, we made […]

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Isla Coronado

On this blog, I try not to write about unhappy experiences or have negative opinions, as these are not the things I want to remember when I look back on my own entries in the future. But we should not ignore the elephant in the room. In March 2019, Monsoon got into a wreck in […]

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Out of hiatus

  This blog has been on hiatus for almost a full year. In a time of society’s dependence on social media, it has been a nice break not to feel any pressure to keep to a posting deadline, to be publicly visible, or to feel any subconscious comparison of our lifestyle to those of other […]

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Baja Peninsula roadtrip

Traveling on a boat affords us a lot of time to absorb the spirit of a country at our own pace; to enjoy cheap and authentic food prepared in non touristy areas, participate in activities done by the locals, and watch the changes in year round weather. However, one thing that we do miss out […]

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Agua Verde

As we pulled in to the crowded anchorage of Agua Verde, we were thankful for having the shallow draft boat that we have. At only 4.5 feet deep, we can snuggle in closer to the beach than most boats. From the 50 foot middle of the bay, we slowly edged in and dropped anchor in […]

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Bahia El Gato

In the Sea of Cortez, a few anchorages have built loyal fan bases; seasoned cruisers praise their beauty and protection, and pass the word on to future visitors that places such as Isla San Francisco and Agua Verde are must-sees destinations. Consequently these places are always crowded, and although they make good rendezvous points to […]

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