Two guys off and two guys on


With a 9:00am crew change I left the anchorage around 7:30 for the short hop to Loreto. Then it was “until next time”, provisioning and getting Ed and Eric settled in. By 11:00 we motored our ways towards Ballandra on Isla Carmen. Ed is a big fisherman and he managed to hook to fish which unfortunately slipped off the hook.…

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Two hikes in one day? I must be in paradise.


Relaxing morning for once since we only had 20 miles to go. I was up before sunrise to hike to the top of a nearby peak(s). Always a favorite of mine in San Juanico. I toured the estuary and was glad to see there was still quite a bit of brackish water and green in the plants surrounding. Back to…

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San Juanico to ourselves?


Lowell and I were up before the sun in an attempt to beat forecast winds from the South-Southeast, directly where we were headed in San Juanico. Carefully lifting the stern anchor and following our inbound tracks we escaped the shoals and headed towards the Bahia Conception point. Attempts were made at sailing but each time the wind was just too…

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Foodie Adventure in Mulege


Relaxing morning since we only had a few hours to Mulege. Which meant the guys took a morning swim and rinse off. We don’t’ have a sea water temp gague that is working so no idea the water temperature but it was definitely the warmest we have seen. Around 9:00 the anchor came up and we motored over the Mulege.…

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Boom goes the traveler car!


Work day, we had a number of things to take care of before departing and the most exciting was getting hoisted up the mast to clean the connection the wind instrument. The wind direction had not been working for a few days and it is pretty important when sailing. Getting the bonsun chair and safety prusik took longer than the…

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Hanging out with friends in Santa Rosalia


Lowell and I started our day at 5:00am filling up the gas tanks and were underway by 5:23am. Oddly, specific. Calm winds and just a small following swell made for a good start to our last long passage to Santa Rosalia (78 miles). Lowell called it as we approached the Punta San Juan Batista we could see whitecaps. Out came…

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Unbelievable pod of Orcas!


The plan was to have lunch and take in a hike at Salsipuedes which meant an early morning. Lowell and I hauled anchor at 5:30 and we putted out of Don Juan. Outside the harbor we could see wave action to the north, likely from high overnight winds spilling over from the Pacific. Looks like our anchor location was a…

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Back to town for lunch, repair parts, and provisions


With a bit of melancholy, we pulled up anchor at 6:15am to make our passage to Bahia Los Angeles. The stop became more critical after finding no propane in the tank. I had smelled a leak the night before but unfortunately after lunch the valve wasn’t closed and we had run out of gas with a now gushing propane leak.…

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Oh how I love thee, Refugio


I made it up to watch the sunrise over the mountains, enjoyable but I couldn’t help looking forward to tomorrow’s sunrise over the ocean from the Baja. We got a fairly early start for our crossing, with the anchor up at 7:15. The seas were smaller but a bit confused and hitting just behind the beam it was more rolly…

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Seawind Rally 2022 Kickoff!


It had been 20 months since I sold Strikhedonia (now Fly Aweigh II) and I was lucky enough to get invited on Gato Loco (Seawind 1000) by Lowell and Rick two of the owners. Also on the trip was Lowell’s childhood friend Murril. In what was certainly the quickest arrival/departure we pulled into Puerto Penasco around 1:00pm and the next…

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Whelp, that sucks.


So during my condition inspection I made a bad decision. I used a block of wood in between my wing jack and my wing, and that block did not match the shape of the jack stand. Lowering the jack the block rotated and flipped out putting two small dents in the bottom of my wing. Fuck me. My fault, dumb…

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A little wheel pant bling!


A big day is coming up on April 11th, I’ll be heading to Hibbing, Minnesota to drop off N241VP at Midwest Aircraft Refinishing. Before painting I had one last little project I wanted to get completed. Flyboy Accessories manufactures a high quality, stainless steel tow bar/tug guard for the nose wheel. I picked it up a few months ago and…

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