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, December 16, 2009


After our fantastic crossing, our home coming to El Cid was as great as we had dreamed. After our two months here last year, many of the workers and the many cruisers who permanently live here remembered us. It was so fun to see everyone again. Within ten minutes of docking, Esteban, the dock manager came over to talk about fishing in the canal, Lalo a dock worker came over with a greeting, and Gilberto swung the water taxi close enough to yell out hellos and bark at Rudy (he loves that dog!). When we saw Fidel at the pool bar, he dropped what he was doing to rush over and tell us his big news - he had been promoted to manager at the Iguana Pool and was voted El Cid's Worker of the Year. Very well deserved! Marina El Cid looks even more beautiful, and it is obvious that business is good and they are reinvesting their money in the property.

It's hard to believe it is almost Christmas - especially while you are soaking in the sun at the poolside. But we have hung our lights and I will be making Christmas cookies over the next couple days. On Thursday, Marina El Cid hosts a Christmas party for the cruisers. On Friday, we are going to the Christmas celebration thrown by the Salvation Army featuring the children in their orphanage.

We spent the day yesterday walking around the old section of Mazatlan - down by the cliff divers, all along the Malecon of Olas Altas and over to the Central Market. We love this City!


  1. We miss Mazatlan - thanks for posting the pictures! Enjoy your holidays and we will see you somewhere one of these days!

  2. Thank you for posting a shot of Jack and Patrick standing together. We really enjoyed how much he has grown.