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1 month ago

So just another quick update – I haven’t died and things are still chugging along. It’s looking more and more like I will end up heading back to Mexico next year, pick up the boat and sail her back to BC. Selling her in place seems like a hassle (and I am very lazy), shipping […]

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2 months ago

Well, it’s been a while since I updated this, mainly because nothing has really changed. I’m still in Ottawa, covid is still rampaging around the place, the Pacific is still closed and Gudge is still in Mexico. Ottawa is currently going through a record heatwave (aka the new normal) and I am cursing whoever thought […]

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4 months ago

Back in Canada I’ve been in Canada about a month now, and been putting off writing this post for a few reasons – I was exhausted for a while and then I was waiting to see how things shook out before I put anything down on paper. Ottawa is fine, I’ve been working at my […]

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5 months ago

We hung out at Los Muertos for a week, waiting for weather. It’s a nice place, but us and the other eight or so boats in the bay were all rather on edge, waiting to hear what would happen. The morning HF net brought more news of closures every day, so we were getting worried […]

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5 months ago

No matter which of the three options I chose from, I’d need to move the boat north to the La Paz area again. It’d be a better area to leave for Canada from, it’s the entrance to the sea of cortez if I was staying and it has some good places to leave the boat […]

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5 months ago
Heading North from La Cruz
5 months ago
Heading North from La Cruz
5 months ago
Crossing Gulf of California, this guy came and hung out for a few minutes by the bow
5 months ago
Crossing Gulf of California, this guy came and hung out for a few minutes by the bow
5 months ago
It was lumpy but a fast last day, after two days of 40 mile days
5 months ago
It was lumpy but a fast last day, after two days of 40 mile days
6 months ago

Well, since my plans to cross to French Polynesia are basically not happening this year (their borders are closed, along with almost every other country in the south pacific) the thing now is to decide what to do next (lots of time to do that while self-isolating on the boat). There are basically three options […]

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6 months ago

So I got most of the boat projects knocked off, Liz came down and was ready to cross with me (I decided I did not like solo passages) and we did a huge provisioning run, getting two months worth of tinned food We did this by moving the boat to a marina near a costco […]

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6 months ago
Just a friendly guy cruising around
6 months ago
Just a friendly guy cruising around
6 months ago

This post is pretty delayed in me posting it as I got pretty busy, so… yeah. Most of it was written a couple of weeks ago but time to catch up! After returning to Bandaras Bay and having Emma leave, it was time to get serious about leaving. My plan was to leave at the […]

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6 months ago

After arriving in San Blas (and having a sleep), Boomerang and I went to Chacala, a small Mexico beach town. It’s great here, but the swell rolls into the bay and so a stern anchor is needed to avoid being rolled to death once the wind switches. The boat next to me (with noone on […]

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6 months ago
At Isla Isabel, with a barracuda silhouetted
6 months ago
At Isla Isabel, with a barracuda silhouetted
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