July 28 -- 110 in the shade...


May

12

2017
3 days of rough wind and seas

I’m gonna huff and puff and blow your deck chairs away….

On what is without a doubt the nicest, warmest, driest day we’ve had in Penasco in 2 weeks, I’m sitting in bed nursing an upset tummy, a sharp headache, and an entire body’s worth of muscle soreness. I have a bug. Since we’re going to Phoenix tomorrow, I’m intentionally forcing myself to rest and recuperate in an effort to kick this virus’s butt so I can...

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May

05

2017
Cinco de Not-a-Big-Deal-Here

Cinco de Not-a-Big-Deal-Here

So it’s Cinco De Mayo in Mexico today in our little fishing town on the beach. I’m sure you’re picturing the playa lined with rows and rows of revellers waiting to celebrate the biggest Mexican holi…..oh wait. Contrary to popular belief, Cinco De Mayo isn’t a big deal in Mexico. This minor, non-legal, holiday is NOT Mexican Independence Day (September 16) and there are about...

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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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