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 24, 2009

We're Leaving Santa Rosalia!!!

Okay, so we are about two to three weeks later than we said. But you try to get more than one thing done per day when it is hotter than the planet Mercury outside! But today we are ready. Our next stop is back to Isla San Marcos for one night and then north to Bahia San Francisquito, about 77 miles north of Santa Rosalia, early the next morning. In company with us are our friends on Pacific Voyager and Third Day. From B. San Francisquito, we will jump into the three islands off the coast which are Is. Salsipuedes, Is. Animas, and Is. San Lorenzo. Our boat is loaded with supplies so we won't need to hit a town for several weeks, which means no internet, no blog posts, no cell phone for the next few weeks. But when we return to internet access in Bahia de Los Angeles, we will have lots of pictures and lots of stories I am sure. So look for new blog posts in about three weeks!

Fair winds and following seas to us all,


  1. Just thinking about you guys. Have you are safe way up in the Sea! Glad you got out of Santa Rosalia.

  2. Can you tell us more (in detail) about your water aerators as maybe we could use one on our 5th wheel.

    Stay safe and have fun.

    Debbie and Michelle's Dad