Category: Cruising

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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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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Cruising Tips traveling South from La Paz to Bahía Banderas

  Playa La Bonanza/ Ísla Espirito Santo Very large scenic bay with long white sand beach and turquoise water. Snorkeling reefs on both ends of the bay. Good protection of N winds…

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Viva La Bilge Pump!

Since this night I can attest to, that the most important crew on board is the bilge pump. We are motoring, because there is absolutely no wind, unfortunately, because a little while…

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No Wallet for a Week.

SV Coastal Drifter’s Debbie calls it ‘having a free day’. When we are at remote anchorages and even if we go ashore there are no people, no villages, no restaurants and we…

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How Much Does It Really Cost to Sail Away?

Most think that this is an unachievable dream. Not so. It is attainable and will cost as much as you have. Cruisers spend money the same way on water, as they did…

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Project Close-up: Salvador Cabrales

Salvador Cabrales of Astilleros Cabrales is a third generation boat builder and passionate about all things boat and Puerto Peñasco, the town he grew up in before moving back to Phoenix as a…

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Nobody tells you how hard it is.

Getting the boat and outfitting is easy. After leaving comes the hard part. Complaining about life when you live on land is normal. Complaining as a cruiser is just not done. We…

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My Kind of People.

The other day in Bahía de Los Ángeles, we were sitting around with a bunch of cruisers under Guillermo’s palapa when a landlubber from Texas joined our group. He was a young…

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