How We Pinched Our Pesos: September

We did a lot better this month, mostly by avoiding the restaurants and bars.  Boat refit costs went down as well, which will hopefully be an ongoing trend. We moved out to the boat today as well, so October will be the real test.  We’ll still be hanging around...

The News Feed From Mexico

Hurricane Miriam: She’s spun off and died out in the Pacific, sending only clouds and a gentle rain to San Carlos. Phew! Tropical Storm Norman: Looks to be heading directly up the Sea of Cortez…no bueno! See the forecast models here. Standing Rigging:...

What Happened to Sippin’ Mai Tais?

Hurricane Miriam barrels our way as I write. She is expected to hit the Baja peninsula on Saturday morning, albeit by that time, likely only as a tropical depression. What she does after that is anyone’s guess. Hopefully we’ll get the two breezy (20-30 knots) and...

Our Days are Numbered

   We’re counting down.  A mere ten days from now we will officially be sailboat liveaboards.  This luxurious chapter of early morning / evening boat work intermixed with afternoons and nights of cold air conditioning in the casita is coming to a close.  We planned on...

An Outboard Made of Spruce?

  We’ve decided that we’re dumping the outboard. We don’t like the smell, or the sound, or the risks (i.e. gasoline) that come with internal combustion on the back of the tender. There are also maintenance costs, extra weight and the inherent...