Author Archives: Katja

Let it be.

It’s the hardest thing to do. Letting others be. Be themselves or versions thereof, we are all trying. Trying for something. To live as we best can, we give our best at…

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Night Watch.

On overnight passages we keep watch in shifts. After dinner one of us says goodnight. The other keeps us safe and stays up with a multitude of entertainment be it listening to…

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A Love Affair with Bats.

Ísla Partida has a thriving bat population. Uniquely adapted, these bats catch and eat fish with long clawed feet and carry their catch in a pouch between their legs and wings. An ocean…

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Up into the Sea 2.2. from Puerto Escondido to Santa Rosalia

Puerto Escondido’s natural harbor was beautiful as ever. Sunrises are especially serene there; the morning sky rises behind framed by two windows formed by hills on the peninsula enclosing the bay. The marina…

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One Big Scheme.

I cannot help but wonder, if everything we have been taught about a successful life is nothing but a big scheme. It seems that only a few and, most often, other people…

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Up into the Sea 2.1. from La Paz to Puerto Escondido

We had a nice long stay in La Paz this time, we even afforded ourselves the luxury of staying in a marina for a month. From our slip we had a view…

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Practical Things on Board.

A list of practical things onboard, things we found that work for us. We researched, listened to hot tips from other cruisers and tried them out the last two years while cruising…

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Tough or My Dad the Sailor.

My dad was born on the Baltic Sea in the Prussian town of Elbing, the Polish Elbląg, and grew up in the nearby port town of Königsberg, now Kaliningrad in Russia. His…

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Bamboo and fleece on board.

Bamboo is one of the most sustainable source of fiber made into fabrics to date. This is the one product you want to buy from China, as bamboo originates there. It grows…

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The Place of the Deer.

A place of peaceful beauty, Mazatlan lies at the Southern Sea of Cortez on mainland Mexico. Mazatlan means ‘place of the deer’ in Nahuatl, spoken by the native Indian tribe. Later the…

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