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

Friday, January 9, 2009

Why Go to Sea World?

Why go to Sea World when you can get splashed by dolphins while sitting on the bow of a boat? Yesterday, Dad, Ken and Boomer and I went out fishing on Ken's boat. We went 12 miles out to catch the good fish. It would be the best day in Washington, but an average day here. It was warm and sunny. We fished for a couple hours but didn't catch anything. On our way back , we saw dolphins. We saw them way far off. I watched for a little while, but then got bored. I tried calling them to come over. Then we saw them coming towards us. They came and played in the bow wake. I stood on the bow. They were about two feet away from me. We got blown on by them when they came up to breathe. They were a lot bigger than Flipper. They played for about 15 minutes, but it seemed like 3 seconds.



  1. Hi Jack,
    Sounds so cool! Thanks for writing.

  2. HI from Third Day!! Where are you guys at?? Are you still in PV? We are in San Blas. We were hoping to get together sometime. Our plans have changed a bit since we spoke.... I will try to look for your email address. You can find us at Thirdday.com. Looks like you are having fun!! Lori

  3. I'm surprised we haven't seen any dolphins swimming around in our neighborhoods with all this flooding going on!! Sounds like an experience you'll never forget. You need a pocket video camera.