Returning to La Paz

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We are returning, returning to La Paz. Steve with his bushy hair two months overdue for a cut. I with my hair bleached by the sun, all frizzy on the ends the consistency of cotton candy. Our lean tan bodies so healthy from sailing, kayaking, snorkeling and hiking. The taste of salt on our skin, the mellow grins of satisfaction on our faces. The peaceful temperance of our nature when we spend time at anchor letting the rhythm of the sea dictate our lives. We are returning to the dock and letting go of the freedom that comes with living a life untethered. Oh but I can imagine the feel of standing in a stream of hot water in a shower being piped in from some unknown location, so different from the camping showers taken in our cockpit while we carefully manage our daily water usage. And the thought of wifi, free flowing wifi where we can communicate and get information whenever we wish so unlike the touch and go and sporadic weather reports and miscommunications of our inReach satellite device. Grocery stores, real grocery stores, with wide varieties and plenty of options, so different from the tiendas in the small villages where you take what you can find. And how I relish the thought of having my laundry done in a washing machine rather than by hand in a bucket. Please don’t misunderstand me. While this may sound like drudgery, our life on the boat, I assure you it is not. It is hard work to be sure and most every task takes three times as long to complete but the rewards are so fulfilling. Yes we are returning to La Paz after three fabulous months of adventure, wildlife, friends, and exploration while sailing to many of our favorite locations in the Sea of Cortez. Continue reading

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Dreaming of a quiet place

Sometimes for us standing still means not moving quite as fast. We have been back in La Paz BCS Mexico since early November and since that time we have collectively made eight trips back to the States and had one family visit here in Mexico. All the while we have been getting Pablo ready for another season of cruising in the Golfo de California. Continue reading

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The Steve and Sherri Road Show

or… If it’s Tuesday it must be Sacramento

In 15 ½ weeks we slept in 22 different cities, some of them more than once. We have traveled 3547 miles in the motor home, 18,154 miles by air, 222 miles by train and walked for 6 ½ miles through the streets of London (although we argue that it must have been at least 15). We have shared in the celebration of 3 birthday parties, had multiple dinners, conversations and walks sharing in the joys and successes of our friends and family. We even managed to have a Mexican Fiesta in Germany. Whew! What a great summer. Continue reading

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And away we go…… Again

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The temperatures are rising to an uncomfortable level and the time has come for us to bid farewell to Mexico and spend the next few months traveling in our motorhome. Since arriving in La Paz last November we have taken classes and made new friends, reconnected with old friends and rejoined some of our favorite local activities, we have journeyed through the Gulfo de California on our sailboat, and had a wonderful visit from Steve’s brother Barry. We have been swimming with whale sharks and sea lions, hiking to see rock art, and birdwatching all thanks to our friends at Barbarita Tours. It has been an amazing 8 months. Continue reading

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Where the wind blows

IMG_2938Nothing broke! Let me say it again, Nothing broke. We sailed, we explored new places, we almost had a hurricane, we climbed a mountain, we hunted for Apache tears and chased Booby birds all without any drama at all. Well, we have a few bug bites, actually quite a few bug bites, but that is it. I have to report that Pablo and crew are doing just fine. Continue reading

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Isla Coronados <3

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Isla Coronados!! Oh my goodness. What an incredibly beautiful, diverse, vibrant, place. For several years when we would mention Loreto BCS Mexico to people they would ask if we had been to Coronados. We have been told time and time again that we simply must go. So one of our goals for this cruising season was to see what all the hubbub was about. We spent ten glorious days anchored at the Island. First on the south side to gain protection from northerly wind and swell and then on the west side which is the favored and a much more picturesque location. Continue reading

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The journey continues (Return to the Sea part 2)

TripuiAs I write this we are sitting in one of our favorite go-to spots in the Loreto area, the Tripui Hotel and restaurant. Today we will spend the day relaxing by the pool and enjoying the wonderful amenities of this tranquil place. It is just down the road from the Puerto Escondido Marina where we are tied to a mooring ball for the next several days while we load up on food, water, and fuel as well as take care of some business that requires connectivity.

I have been piecing together the details of the last part of our trip here from La Paz. The first part of the journey having already been shared. However, while going through photos and videos I came across a few that did not make it in my last post. So, I will begin by rewinding a bit. Continue reading

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