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May

04

2017
Quiero hablar Espanol

Quiero hablar Espanol

I’ve just finished my workout so it’s time to take a few minutes and share some thoughts with you this morning. The next couple of years is dedicated to preparing ourselves to tackle the cruising world. Though I have travelled extensively over the last 15 years it has been primarily work-related or vacation-related. English, is truly the “lingua prima” and I’ve found that pretty much everywhere...

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May

02

2017
Adios Amigos

Adios Amigos

We just said goodbye to our good friends, brothers really, John and Clayton. As you know John’s been with us since Thursday afternoon and we’ve enjoyed 5 days of beaching, dancing, chatting, and eating. Clayton paid us an unexpected but very welcome visit arriving yesterday and leaving this morning. He needed a Sea Fix. We are fortunate that we are close enough to our “home...

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May

01

2017
Sailing Sundays 3–Small Boats, Big Adventure

Sailing Sundays 3–Small Boats, Big Adventure

Through the magic of targeted ads, a link for Hobie Cat came through this morning while I was reading my news on Reuters. Like so many sailors, I learned on a small boat. I think there’s no better way to truly understand the dynamics of wind and wave than to do it from the tramp of a Hobie 16, an Opti, or a Sunfish. I remember...

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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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