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Banderas Bay Whale Show ~ A Sailing Flashback!

Twenty minutes that will be etched into our memories forever.


Sea of Cortez ~ a Glimpse… A Sailing Flashback!

Sometimes we wish we were someplace else…

Riding out Hurricane Norbert in La Paz ~ A Sailing Flashback!

Ok, so this wasn’t so much fun.
Looking back, no big deal.
But at the time?
Somewhat frightening…

Sailing Trip to Prisoners Harbor ~ Santa Cruz Island

Yes, we do sometimes rarely take our boat out!
And we did!

Like a lake on the way out!

Pre-Sunset Sunday

And a little flashback to Cuyler Harbor, San Miguel Island.
Southern California’s best beach!
Hard to get to.
Simply a perfect spot for a Sunday!
Or any day…

Afternoon wine and sandy toes.

Monday Memories ~ Muertos, Baja California Sur

Bahia de los Muertos.
Now they call it something touristy like Bahia de Los Suenos.
Bay of Dreams.
Better than Bay of Dead I guess…
Off the top of my head, I can’t count the number of times we have anchored there.
Let’s just go with several.
One amazing time?
After sailing the catamaran from Southern California…
Past Cabo San Pucas.
A little time in San Jose del Cabo.
A little time in Frailes.

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Proof we were there.


Cruiser plans and graffiti.
Written in the sand at low tide.

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Poop machines. Graceful in flight. Not so graceful on land…
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Amazing, clear water.
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Great for bottom cleaning (boat bottom, humans too in reality), swimming, kayaking and being at anchor.
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Bahia de los Muertos.


Throw Up Thursday

My mind wanders back to a time when I was warm (too warm).
The sun was shining (and burning).
The water was clear (and inviting).
The fish were jumping.
And being caught.
Mahi Mahi!
Dolphin Fish!
Throw back to The Sea of Cortez and a day of fishing.

A Catch!

And bleeding.

Hence the blog post title…

And cleaning.

Go boys!

Ugh – my poor cockpit…
Dinner was quite fabulous however!
Well, not for the fish…


Sunset Sunday ~ Whirlwind Ahead…

I have a busy work week ahead.
One co-worker on vacation…
And a busy schedule this week.
Not really looking forward to it…
Sort of feeling like a storm is brewing.
Reminds me of riding out Hurricane Norbert in Costa Baja Marina in La Paz.
But the sunset after the hurricane blew through?

Hurricane remnants…

Way Back Wednesday ~ My Love of Boating!

It started with this.
This love of boating of mine.
The smell of the saltwater.
The lap of the waves against the hull (not big ones though – been there, done that).
The birds (except cormorants and I really don’t care much for seagulls either).
The dolphins.
The whales (not that we ever saw those on the Chesapeake Bay).
The boat.
Just being on the boat (on the water of course, not on the hard in a boat yard).

Capt & Admiral
Dad and Mom on our powerboat in Maryland

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