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, February 13, 2009

and waiting.....

This is just a little update. We found out yesterday that the parts will be here on or around the 26th of February. Two weeks from the day they were ordered! Just over five weeks from the day that our boat was pulled and diagnosed! Let's hope they arrive on time and that the repair goes smoothly. At this rate, we may not have time to go further south, before we should be heading north for spring in the Sea.



  1. Looks like you are having fun! Too bad you have to keep waiting in such a dull place :)
    What do you mean by not having enough time to go south before spring in the north???? That's sailor talk that we land lubbers just don't get.
    Love to you guys!

  2. Patrick -- found the article from Cruising World which led to your blog. Sounds like you and your family are having quite an adventure. Hope the parts arrive and everything goes well. Mack & Becky just left for Bremerton ferry, had lots of fun.
    Mrs. B - Belfair (hello & hugs to everyone)