Browsing Category : Exercise

What happened? Did the boat sink?


Whelp, connecting with friends has taken precedent over blogging. Once arriving in Puerto Escondido I helped Gato Loco get fueled up and rinsed off before a farewell lunch, sort of. From there I jumped aboard my old boat Strikhedonia (now Fly Aweigh II) and the new owners Allison and Allan who let me join them for the West Coast Multihull…

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Two guys off and two guys on


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

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Family Home Stay Rovaniemi


Our neighbor in Steamboat Essi is from Rovaniemi. She was a great help reaching out to friends for suggestions on what we should see and do while visiting Finland. Even better than that assistance was the offer to stay with her parents. How cool is that! The only challenge is that her Mom (Leena) doesn’t speak any English and her…

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Checking Out Rabbits Ears Up Close and Personal


Having flown over Rabbitr Ears a number of times it was time to do it from the ground. The drive from Steamboat takes you to a parking lot at the trailhead to lead you up the mountain. The trail is actually a jeep trail and we did come across a couple driving down as we hiked up. It is a…

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Private beach hike in Tenacatita


Last year some friends (Mike (SV Shanti) and Damon (SV Gia)) worked for days in hot, humid conditions with biting and stinging insects to clear a trail from “dog” beach in the Tenacatita anchorage over to a private beach on the opposite side of the peninsula. My schedule didn’t allow me check out their work last season so it was…

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Let’s try this one from another direction


Pretty much a carbon copy in regards to weather. I had aspirations to attempt a hike to get as close to where my hike from Ballandra ended as possible. So after breakfast we headed to shore with our hiking shoes and water bottles. As we were putting on our shoes a dinghy from the only other boat in the anchorage…

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Let’s do this hike!


Our second day in Ballandra started a bit slow. With no major plans we took it easy until 10:30 when we it was time for a hike. I wanted to retrace the trail that Julia and I took in our attempt to get to the Salinas salt ponds about a year ago. So I booked it while Vicki, Jack, and…

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