Welcome to our mid-life crisis! These are the chronicles of Laura and Patrick, their young son Jack, and their goofball Labrador Retriever named Evinrude (Rudy), as they travelled the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific coast of mainland Mexico in their catamaran. We went cruising in search of a change of pace, a closer knit family, and peace of mind. We found all three and more. The fun all started in October, 2008 and nearly four years later the Mexican adventure came to an end August 3rd, 2012. With our mid-life crisis cured in Mexico, we are excited to start a new adventure - life back in America.

Patrick has since joined the Sales Team of Marine Servicenter as a boat broker. Whether you are looking to make your dream of sailing away come true, or ready to sell your boat he can help. He can be reached at http://marinesc.com/about/crew/patrick-harrigan

Candeleros Chico

Candeleros Chico
Just another beautiful day at anchor on the Baja. 2010

Dolphins at play in the bow wake 2011

Dolphins at play in the bow wake  2011

Monday, November 3, 2008

Nearing the Cape

I just heard from Patrick via cell phone. Our fast little boat is continuing to surprise us with its speed. Patrick reports they are nearing the cape of the Baja peninsula! Cabo tomorrow? They have passed numerous boats that are part of the Baja HaHa race, which started out further south and a little earlier than we did. As the name suggests, this is NOT a serious race. Most of the boats in the HaHa are mono-hulls which are generally slower than multi-hulls like our catamaran (which are lighter weight and have less keel). Multi-hulls also have a different action in waves - they bobble around less. Can you tell that I am already in love with my boat?

And now for the fishing report. Patrick says they have caught numerous dorado and tuna. One dorado measured 52"! As anyone who knows Patrick knows, he's having a great time. The water temperature is 85 degrees. The nighttime air temp is in the 80's. They continue to have following seas and fair winds and so they are having a great trip.



  1. Hello Harrigans!
    The Schwab's will be anxiously awaiting your next blog post.
    Wow - Jack looks like professional captain!!!
    Take care and don't forget to use sunscreen!
    The Schwab's

  2. I would say that it sounds like Patrick will never come home... but he is the one at home!!! So glad to hear things are going well!

  3. Great fishing report! I want to see fish pictures when available! I went to the woods today and dumped some leaves and checked out the Snoqualmie river flooding in the pooring rain. I thought I would mentioned it because I don't want you to think you are having all the fun in Mexico!