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, February 13, 2012

The 2012 Zihua Sailfest

This year 19 boats participated in the Boat Parade which went from Zihua harbor to the beach of Ixtapa where all the high-rise condos and hotels are. There the boats pass the Port Captain who's floating around in a Zodiac, give him a salute and then turn back for Zihua. The boats carried about 100 paying passengers and 22 local school children, making quite a bit of money for Zihua Sailfest charity and giving the kids a great memory.

JaM took ten passengers for the Boat Parade. They were all friends and so we had a very nice time. The night before had been stormy with rain, lightning, and winds to 20+ knots. Thankfully that all blew over by morning and we only saw sprinkles of rain and heavy clouds.


We are exhausted! We dropped anchor in Zihua less than a week ago and already we have participated in the Sailfest race, gone to a fantastic benefit concert, taken part in the Boat Parade with ten paying guests on board, gone out to dinner with George and Barb who were our crew for the race, attended the Kid's Day Beach Party and the Wrap Up Party. We've barely had time to check out the town of Zihuatanejo but from the little we've seen, it is well worth exploring. Zihuatanejo is absolutely a charming town with lots to see, lots of good food, and lots to do.

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