Home sweet home on a sailboat

[tribulant_slideshow gallery_id="41"] Our home is a Beneteau Oceanis 473, which for the non-boaters, means it’s 47 feet long. I won’t bore you with the technical details (yet), but the basics are the boat has two bedrooms (cabins), two bathrooms (heads), a relatively large living room (salon) and kitchen (galley). We also have a gigantic cockpit [...]

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The Cruising Trifecta – Sunning, Sailing and Snorkeling

[tribulant_slideshow gallery_id="38"] After what seems like weeks in La Paz, we finally got a good week to sail to the Islands of Isla Espiritu Santo and Isla Partida with our Canadian friends Matt and Madalin, and we’re happy to report that they didn’t disappoint. The local cruising community refers to the bungee cord that keeps [...]

Canadians stuck in La Paz, Mexico

[tribulant_slideshow gallery_id="34"] OK, OK…the plan was for our friends Matt and Madalin to arrive from Toronto and for us to jump on the boat and spend two glorious weeks at Isla Espiritu Santos and Isla Partida, which are islands just north of La Paz. However, Mother Nature (you remember her from our earlier post) had [...]

Sailing to La Paz, the City of Peace

[tribulant_slideshow gallery_id="33"] Livin La Vida Loca — in La Paz I’m really starting to understand why media organizations have an editor-in-chief or some big shot to crack the whip on deadlines because when you have a lot of time to “lollygag” you tend to procrastinate. Yes, it’s been a few weeks since our the last [...]

Cervezas, Tacos & Fiestas in a sailboat

Living the dream We’re in the beautiful port/beach city of La Paz on the Sea of Cortez. The trip from Los Cabos was relatively uneventful, except for the very uncomfortable anchorages in Los Frailles and Los Muertos where the waves caused the boat to roll all night. I’ll tell you a little about the food, [...]

Living the dream in a sailboat

[tribulant_slideshow gallery_id="23"] September 27, 2013 - We can’t believe it’s been over a month since we left our jobs but it’s been crazy busy. Of course, we had to start with a little downtime, so we spent some time at adult Disneyland aka Vegas. Since then it’s been endless weeks of getting the boat ready [...]