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

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Re-stocked, Repaired and Ready to go

Our week in Santa Rosalia has been very productive. Yesterday, Windfall's Meri, Third Day's Lori and I hit the grocery stores in Meri's car. We were struggling to find room for the bags by the end of the day. All provisions are now neatly stored. While I was provisioning food, Patrick and Jack made several trips to the gas station to provision fuel. Patrick has successfully repaired the propane system, so we are able to cook again. Yeah! And our engines' fuel and oil lines have been purged and cleaned, filters and oil changed. All in all a very successful week. We pick up the parts to repair the leaking engine water pump further south.

Our immediate future is becoming clearer through December. Our friend Tom has decided to come visit us. We will be picking Tom up at Conception Bay next week and sailing around with him for a week and a half before leaving him in Puerto Escondido. From there we are heading down to La Paz to be there in time for the Cruiser's Thanksgiving Feast. We will be meeting back up with Third Day and Windfall there, since they are also planning to attend. We have gotten information about hauling out in La Paz to get our keel and sail drives painted, so we will need to be in La Paz at least two weeks. Then over to Mazatlan's Marina El Cid for OUR vacation. Yes, it's true, you even need a vacation from paradise -just a little change up from anchoring out on beautiful, isolated islands. We are all looking forward to tying to the dock at El Cid and being a tourist in Mazatlan over the Christmas Holidays.

And that is as far into the future was we care to look. We know we will be heading south from Mazatlan in January, but we have no idea where we will end up. We'll know when we get there!


1 comment:

  1. We will be in La Paz from 11/15 - 1/1. Looking forward to catching up with all of you!