Monthly Archives: April 2017


Apr

29

2017
The weekend warriors gathering at the pool

Weekend Warriors

Saturday morning (in season) at Playa Contreband means that the weekend warriors have arrived and, by 10 AM, are on their first Boody Mary or Tecate Light getting ready for a hard day of partying in the sun. The crowd arrives around 3 on Friday afternoon (since they’re afraid to “drive in Mexico” after dark) and by 5 the pool bar is usually thumping. The...

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Apr

28

2017
Turbo Cinco Sessions Day 1

Turbo Cinco Sessions Day 1

So after 6 hours of uploading (ugh) here is the first video in the Turbo Cinco sessions. Yes, it’s a project in paradise.


Apr

24

2017
Vlog, Blog, or Both?

Vlog, Blog, or Both?

In my continuing¬†effort to A) build a skill set that can be used on the boat and B) keep busy I’m going to start a “test vlog” for the website. I’ve been really impressed with the quality of the video production and the stories that many of the YouTube channels I’ve watched seem to have. Sheryl is particularly interested in some of the commercial opportunities...

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Apr

23

2017
Sailing Sundays 2–Project Boats

Sailing Sundays 2–Project Boats

I’ve recently been really interested in learning about how different couples have approached the cruising life. One way, for those with smaller budgets and unlimited ambition, is to purchase a “fixer-upper” boat. Like rehabbing a house, this involves finding the vessel with the right “bones” and then methodically planning and executing a complete renovation. 2 blogs in particular that I think have done a great...

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Apr

21

2017
Art is up.

Projects, Projects, Projects

They say that cruising is just boat maintenance in exotic locations. If that’s the case, I’ve gotten my fair share of practice lately here at Playa Contreband. ¬†Our condo is beautiful with lots of deck space, large bedrooms, and great views. What it lacks, however, is good storage. Now that we’d consolidated and eliminated our “doubles” it was time to figure out where to put...

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Apr

20

2017
The Sun’ll Come Out Tomorrow…

The Sun’ll Come Out Tomorrow…

because I’m in Mexico, and it’s always sunny here. That’s what I’ve been telling myself lately. I got some disappointing news yesterday. A position I was interviewing for at a large software company didn’t come through. According to the recruiter, they had 4 extremely qualified candidates for 2 positions and, according to her, they’re never “so lucky” to be in that position when hiring. Well,...

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Apr

16

2017
Jesus was a Fisherman….

Jesus was a Fisherman….

Hey I go down and sink my feet in the water… And I soak up that sun and I watch it set… Yeah, I can feel the power of the saltwater gospel…. I’m as close to God as I can get… From our family to yours, we wish you a very Happy Easter and Happy Pesach!


Apr

15

2017
The mustache is very popular in NorCal

Life has it’s way of moving you on….

Today I’m writing from my parent’s kitchen table in North Phoenix. We’re in the Valley to celebrate the Easter weekend with family and friends. I also had a (hopefully) successful business trip to San Jose on Thursday so it made sense to spend the holiday in Arizona. Today I’m realizing that I am in a new and different phase of life. A couple of interesting...

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