Author Archives: Las Velas de Pablo

Summer in the Sea of Cortez

If you can’t stand the heat get out of the kitchen. Which is exactly why we are now doing most of our cooking on the BBQ grill. This girl is HOT, HOT, HOT! I have always been a heat seeker. … Continue reading

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rays, cows, and coyotes oh my…

A hop skip and a jump from La Paz to Puerto Escondido! We sailed north from La Paz stopping in 2 of our favorite anchorages on our adventure towards new territory. Two nights in Calita Partida and three nights in the … Continue reading

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Sailing to Loreto… the long way

The day has arrived! The boat projects are complete (well mostly, they are never really done). Tomorrow we buy enough food and supplies to last us for three to four weeks. The next town large enough to have a grocery … Continue reading

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Leaving the dock ….. again

Steve and I each spent a few weeks traveling to various parts of the world. He went to Germany to participate in the wedding of our good friends Lars and Anna. We pieced together a few different mile programs to … Continue reading

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Go with the flow

  Wow, a blog post from Steve! It was Friday May 6. We had been anchored in the unbelievably beautiful little bay of Calida Partida for 6 days. You have seen pictures of this place in the blog, and believe … Continue reading

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Views of Calita Partida

We shot some video while while exploring Isla Espiritu in the Sea of Cortez    

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The Drama

On April 22nd while traveling with the WWS rendezvous from San Everisto to Calita Partida we ran into a problem. The trip began with a lovely morning of sailing with full main, jib and staysail, clipping along at 3 ½ … Continue reading

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Sailing with the WWS

WWS (Women Who Sail) is a 7000 members strong, strictly female virtual sailing community on Facebook. While we spend a great deal of time helping each other online, we rarely get to meet other WWS members in person unless we … Continue reading

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Just around the next sunrise

Cruising is a strange mixture of hurry up and wait, of discomfort and relaxation, of thrill and boredom. It is a life of extreme sensations where nothing is constant. If you are enjoying a moment you better soak it up, … Continue reading

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The silly things we do

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Photo Essay of La Cruz, Huanacaxtle Mexico

We look forward to returning again next winter!

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145 nautical miles

I am on a 145nm passage from Chacala to Mazatlan. At an average speed of 4 knots it will take us roughly 36 hours to get there. That’s two full nights, one full day and then some. Why am I … Continue reading

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Semana Santa in Chacala

Chacala, Nayarit Mexico, by all accounts via the internet and the cruising guides is a sleepy little town of 300 residents. This quintessential  beach town with a beautiful shoreline consisting of soft sand with a mild surf and palm trees swaying … Continue reading

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Adios Bahia de Banderas

We arrived in Bahia de Banderas in early December, knowing that we needed to have a safe place to leave the boat while we traveled home for the Christmas holidays. Paradise Village in Nuevo Vallarta therefore became our home port … Continue reading

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Two weeks on the hook

  It was a beautiful day to begin our journey south. Final destination unknown. We did some research, got the low down on a few good anchorages, and the skinny on the marina in Barra de Navidad. So we plotted … Continue reading

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South bound!

We have spent the week working and saying our goodbyes. We have rebuilt the head (read toilet), replaced all five fuel filters, re-spliced the anchor rode, sewn new items to make our lives run smoother and reinforced the stitching on … Continue reading

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Anchoring in La Cruz

We just returned from a lovely 5 nights in the anchorage of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico where we had a great visit with our dear friend Holly who was in town to pick up a boat that she was … Continue reading

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Yelapa es Tranquilo!

Yelapa! Butterflies, toads, birds, jungle, beach, passion fruit, people, songs of the night, cobblestone paths, donkeys, the river, the waterfall, food, hammocks, ahhh….. Tranquilo! We just returned from a two night stay in this beautiful little village, which sits on … Continue reading

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Hola from Paradise….

Too much time has passed since I last made a post. Our days have been so full of adventure. We have worked a bit on the boat, getting her boom re-installed along with a few other projects. We have met … Continue reading

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We’re not bored!

So, We have spent the last two weeks docked in Puerto Vallarta. Well, actually in a marina in Nuevo Vallarta, cradled by the beautiful tropical mountainside. It is magnificent! We have explored the local town, been to the farmers market, … Continue reading

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