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Leaving Mazatlan on Sunday, December 18, we had a wonderful overnight sail to San Blas. We started the motor only to navigate out of the El Cid Marina and into the San Blas estuary. We had a good 10-15 knots … Continue reading
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Just a quick note to say that we arrived back n Mazatlán on December first, Cindy with a brand spanking new left hip and ready to roll! We promptly moved our boat from the inexpensive, secure location of Marina Mazatlan … Continue reading
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Rick and I are now back in California again. Since our last post in May, we sailed Cool Change back across the Sea of Cortez from La Paz to Mazatlan, and had her hauled out for a bottom job, new … Continue reading
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On April 16, we flew back from La Paz to the U.S., mostly because my (Cindy’s) appointments with a spine specialist and a hip surgeon were finally coming due after a two month wait time. We also planned on taking … Continue reading
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CINDY’S INTRODUCTION Rick and I had intended to dedicate this spring to a long and relaxing cruise through what is referred to as the “Sea of Cortez.” Actually, the Sea is a long stretch of water about 100 miles wide … Continue reading
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Rick documented almost every day of our three week tour of the Sea of Cortez, to a level of detail I didn’t need to duplicate. Instead I just wrote when inspired, about some little aspect or other of our trip. … Continue reading
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… Capt. Joshua Slocum, Sailing Around the World Alone, 1899. Tearing away from land is always a challenge. Even after only a week or so in Mazatlan, it was hard to say goodbye. Our 80+ year-old neighbors in a sailboat … Continue reading
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We sailed out of Banderas Bay on Thursday, March 3 for the trip northwest up to Mazatlan, with provisions for three nights without access to land. After a forty nautical mile sail, mostly motoring except about four hours of wind … Continue reading
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While Barra de Navidad was charming in many respects, my (Cindy’s) time there wasn’t without its stresses. I was being eaten alive by insects I couldn’t see, probably jejenes, or no-see-ums as the gringos call them. No matter how well … Continue reading
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Other cruisers told us we would love Barra de Navidad, and judging from the length of time we stayed there, I guess they were right. Getting there was such a thrill that we were off to a good start. Several … Continue reading