Category Archives: Living the Dream – Our Trip has Begun

New Friends and Longtime Friends

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Raul was inspired by Steinbeck’s “Log of the Sea of Cortez” to visually document the sea specimens that were the objective of Steinbeck’s voyage, noting that Steinbeck himself deeply regretted the lack of a photographer on their voyage. Raul has … Continue reading

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We have arrived in La Paz!

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We have been in La Paz since November 15, and here it is, December 5th. And we have no plans to leave any time soon! Finally, we have no agenda we have to meet. I mean, we still have to … Continue reading

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Ricks thoughts so far. Isla Espiritu Santo on Thanksgiving Weekend

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Ricks thoughts so far: Isla Espiritu Santo Dawn at Coleta Partida This was our first trip out to the nearest island 21 miles from La Paz. Our friend Lynne from San Francisco, and our first official visitor, was with us … Continue reading

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Cabo San Lucas and onto La Paz

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Ricks thoughts so far:  Cabo and on to La Paz (with Cindy’s additions in Italics) Cabo has retained its status as the least desirable and least Mexican place in all of Mexico, in my opinion. We only went there because … Continue reading

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The Baja Ha Ha

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Ok so, so far I have tried to keep up on the blog by writing about the last place we visited before we moved on to the next place. But that plan was foiled when we headed down the coast … Continue reading

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Oceanside and San Diego

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The Oceanside sign visible upon entering behind the breakwater was a welcome sight. Oceanside’s entrance is a little like Morro Bay: if there is any sort of swell at all, the breakwater causes a type of surf “point break” just … Continue reading

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Catalina Island

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On Wednesday, October 8, we sailed 33 nautical miles in 8 1/2 hours over from the mainland to Two Harbors on Catalina Island. The wind started out light but picked up to over 20 knots in the afternoon, making it … Continue reading

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Marina del Rey and Venice

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On Sunday, October 5, we left Paradise Cove and motored in no wind for a few hours to arrive at Marina Del Ray, a large marina owned by the City of Los Angeles, a mile away from the Los Angeles … Continue reading

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Four nights at anchor at Santa Cruz Island and Malibu

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On October 1, we finally pulled ourselves away from the lovely Santa Barbara to enjoy some time “on the hook” and “off the grid.” Our friends on Andante, a gorgeous 50-foot trawler, had been anchored at Santa Cruz Island a … Continue reading

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Santa Barbara

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We arrived in Santa Barbara in late afternoon of September 24.  It is wonderful.  We are spending another week here, waiting out the big swells from a northern storm before we plan our next move. Our trip so far: The … Continue reading

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