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Time in BLA – Written July 8, 2021

Time in BLA – Written July 8, 2021

Happy Birthday (officially belated now) to our dear friend Glynis Webster, officially the best gift-giver we know! Stu has this bell. It is a small bell that is meant to be attached to our hand-fishing reel when it is being trawled off the back of the boat. In the...

Wondrous Whale Sharks – written July 31, 2021

Wondrous Whale Sharks – written July 31, 2021

Ask and ye shall receive. Today I saw the most incredible animal (well, technically a fish), I’ve ever seen in person, save for elephants. And nearly as big.  As we pulled up to the village of Bahia de los Angeles, our intended pit stop for the morning to stock...

Sucking up the sea state – Written July 30, 2021

Sucking up the sea state – Written July 30, 2021

Before heading to bed last night we checked the next day’s forecast, and saw there’d be some wind, but not too much, so thought it would be a good day to make the hop up to Bahia de Los Angeles (again, BLA). We had heard from our friends on Cavu that they believed the...

Calla Puertocito De Enmedio – Written July 29, 2021

Calla Puertocito De Enmedio – Written July 29, 2021

Every parent knows that the time changes with kids are simply not fun. Either their bed time comes an hour later or earlier than it should, or they wake up at some strange hour. Well, just north of Santa Rosalia, we crossed from Baja California Sur to Baja California,...

Doing some adulting. Less fun, but necessary.

Doing some adulting. Less fun, but necessary.

Surprise! Skookum V has been pulled out of the water, and we find ourselves back in Puerto Peñasco, the town from whence we launched the boat back in January! Why, you may ask? As my dear friend Julie said to me this morning, we’re ‘doing some adulting. Less fun but...

MEA CULPA Y LO SIENTO (my fault, and I’m sorry for lack of posts!)

MEA CULPA Y LO SIENTO (my fault, and I’m sorry for lack of posts!)

It has been an inexcusable amount of time since our last post. While we've been regularly updating Instagram and Facebook as to our adventures, I've completely neglected the blog. So, now that we have access to some solid internet for a little while, it's time for...

Beautiful Ballandra

Beautiful Ballandra

As we approached the bay of Ballandra on Isla Carmen, I was increasingly nervous as I counted 3, then 4, then 5, then 6 other boats anchored inside the small cove. But, as we’ve learned almost every time we’ve anchored, everything seems way closer when we’re on the...

Puerto Escondido to Caleta Candeleros Chico

Puerto Escondido to Caleta Candeleros Chico

We awoke the morning of our intended departure from Puerto Escondido to a message from our friends on SV Alegria asking us if it was windy where we were. Mike and Katie on Alegria, and Dave and Marla on SV Cavu were both anchored in an anchorage about 7 nautical miles...

Agua Verde to Puerto Escondido (again)

Agua Verde to Puerto Escondido (again)

We had planned to leave for Puerto Escondido with Catspaw and Mapache, but the weather had shifted a bit, and we were facing some northerly wind with some decent swells. Having already bashed our way through something like this at an earlier date, we decided to stay...