Author Archives: Las Velas de Pablo

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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Welcome to Bahia de Banderas!

We sailed down the west coast of Mexico from Mazatlan to Puerto Vallarta, carried by a soft 5-10kt breeze and gentle seas. The nights were warm and starry with the occasional blaze of a shooting star. We were visited by … Continue reading

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Relaxing in Mazatlan

We arrived in Mazatlan ten days ago, two exhausted sailors caked in about ¼ inch of salt. The passing from San Jose del Cabo across the Sea of Cortez was a rough ride with a the first day giving us … Continue reading

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Moving on!

After having spent two lovely weeks in San Jose del Cabo the time has come to move on. We have met some friendly and helpful locals, found a few favorite haunts, made meaningful friendships with a few fellow cruisers, and … Continue reading

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Can you see me now?

In our last blog post we put several photos into a slideshow format. I am not sure folks are seeing them. Need some feedback ……….. And just in case you didn’t, here they are in a different presentation. Love, Hugs, … Continue reading

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Journey down the coast of Baja Mexico

Our twelve day journey down the coast of Baja Mexico was an adventure that we will never forget. The vast array of experiences varied so much that once we arrived in Cabo San Lucas we referred to the trip as … Continue reading

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Ready, Set, Go!

Ready, excited and prepared, we leave this am for Mexico. You can leave messages on the “Where’s Pablo” map found on the menu bar. We should be able to receive them through satellite. I’ll post pictures once we are back … Continue reading

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One month on a boat

We departed for our “Grand Adventure” exactly one month ago today. So I thought I would share a little of what our life looks like from the inside. I mean beautiful pictures of sunsets and smiling faces only tell part … Continue reading

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Making our way south with a little help from our friends

I would love to post pictures of beautiful sea creatures, fabulous sunsets, and lazy days spent riding the wind. However, I cannot. And I won’t bother posting the pictures of our newly installed chart plotter/depth finder, our newly wired flexible … Continue reading

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Living life

October 4, 2015 departed Channel Islands Harbor @ 11:50 am headed for Prisoners Cove, Santa Cruz Island. Light winds from the NNW no swell to speak of. We pulled out of our slip and headed over to the fuel dock … Continue reading

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Here we go again

We have spent a lovely week at the Channel Islands Marina in Oxnard. Along with getting some work completed, we have had the opportunity to visit some of our old haunts and even spent some time with our previous dock … Continue reading

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We did it!

WhooHoo! We have completed our first passage. As with all undertakings, there are big steps and there are small ones. For us this was one of the BIG ones. We left Moss Landing on 9/22/15 @ 12:20 pm. The first … Continue reading

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Let the “Grand Adventure” Begin!

Over the course of the past two weeks we have been racing toward our goal to leave Moss Landing and start our progression to San Diego to meet with the Baja Ha-Ha fleet in late October. People keep asking me … Continue reading

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Almost time……

Time is passing quickly and the projects continue to be checked off the list. Pablo now has new solar panels, a refrigeration system, 200 feet of new anchor chain, a mighty new electric windlass, the life raft installed, the Med kits … Continue reading

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The List of 27

With every endeavor there comes a time when you have to pick up the pace and the time has come for us to get seriously focused. We are scheduled to depart San Diego with the Baja-HaHa rally on October 27th. … Continue reading

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When it is time…….

One of the questions we are asked most often is when we will be taking off. After all, we have been in the “getting ready” stage for almost two years and the boat must be ready by now. In those … Continue reading

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One week as a live aboard!

Well, the exit from our home on land was difficult, exhausting, and sometimes emotional. We gave away most of our belongings and kept the most important stuff; photos, things our kids made when they were little, and a few precious … Continue reading

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3am musings

Its 3am and I can’t sleep. Excited? Yes. Nervous? Yes. Overtired, Overworked, and Over it! Steve and I have spent the last two weeks working with engines full throttle. We have managed to get a three bedroom home pared down … Continue reading

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Two weeks at the spa

Pablo spent a few weeks at the spa and my does that boat look pretty! We splashed back into the water after two long and dirty weeks at Gravelles’ Boat Yard in Moss Landing. I cannot say enough good things … Continue reading

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The day of 1000 dolphins

Steve and I were out sailing with our friend Ralph. I suppose I should not use the word sailing as there was zero wind and we were pretty much bobbing around in beautiful, flat, calm waters enjoying the sunshine. Off in … Continue reading

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