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, August 10, 2009

Hot! Hot! Hot!

103 degrees in the shade (if you can find any). Have no idea what the humidity is but it feels like a sauna (100%?) and still the relentless sunshine. But boy! are we happy to be back! The good news is that our skin looks fabulous - all pores are open and pouring. We are all losing the weight we gained when we were home and gorged on fast food and homemade cookies. It's just too hot to eat much. Our work list is shortening, but that's mostly because we just decided not to do some projects we had planned before we leave the marina. That's one way to get things done. So all and all - things are great. The one project we are going to finish before untying from the dock in Santa Rosalia is adding the extra solar panel so it can power our new freezer. The freezer is like magic! Ice Cubes! Frozen yogurt smoothies! Frozen blueberries and strawberries from home! It keeps a person civilized. (And no, we don't have air-conditioning on the boat.)



  1. Glad to hear that you made it back safely and are enjoying the new weight loss program. We will be back to San Carlos at the end of September. Looking forward to catching up with you guys!


  2. Neil says the freezer is timely...

  3. It's great reading about your adventure! Based on this entry, we're more certain about our decision to bash back to San Diego rather than baking in Baja. Good sailing to all of you, Rudy, too! Keep the blog and photos coming; they're great!