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

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

and waiting......

The last week has been Mazatlan's Carnaval, its Mardi Gras celebration. This town of about 675,000 hosts an extra 300,000 to 400,000 thousand people. It's the third largest Lenten celebration in the world. The week has been full of different events. On Saturday night we anchored out off the old section of Mazatlan to watch the fireworks from our boat. None of us have ever seen so many explosions in one night. They reenacted a naval battle between France and Mexico which took place hundreds of years ago. Yesterday we watched the children's parade. It is the parade that is for the children, and performed by the children (mostly). Most of the floats carried children, and the bands were local teenager groups. It was a wonderful celebration and we enjoyed it a lot. There was another parade that started at night, but we were told by several locals that it really wasn't meant for children.....

On the Yanmar front... no parts yet. And gee, isn't tomorrow the 26th, the latest they were supposed to arrive and we were going to get hauled out?



  1. Love to read the updates!

  2. Wow - what a variety of lifestyles in this community! And your adventure continues... enjoy! K, R, and G