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, March 7, 2012


The day after I flew into Santiago, our good friends Tom and Dodie flew into the same airport and had their cab take them to the same small, beachside restaurant in Santiago. Ever since then, we've been on the run. We've toured through Manzanillo, traveled up to Melaque, and taken a tour out to Colima.

Below are a few pictures of our adventures so far.

At the Bar Social in Manzanillo - a great bar that serves you free appetizers as long as you are drinking - everything from excellent ceviche to guacamole, chips, potato salad, jicama slices and more.

Tom and Dodie in Manzanillo
Walking down a street headed toward the giant sailfish sculpture near the water in Manzanillo
The Colima Archeological Zone covers about 120 acres in the heart of Colima. Only about 1/10th of the site has been excavated so far. The ancient city was in its heyday about 800 AD but dates even further back.
Patrick beckoning for his human sacrifice to be brought to him on top the tallest pyramid in the Archeological Zone in Colima
Jack taking a break and soaking in the history of the archeological complex in Colima
The beautiful Jardin de Libertad in Colima


  1. You guys getting a long way south...maybe turn right and head west for the big jump?? Just left Yuma heading for Eastern Washington to round up all the wandering sage brush. They do that when left alone...safe travels and keep up the great blog. guy

  2. No threat of that! We just can't go on a big jump as long as Rudy is part of the crew. He is too big, too young, and too energetic. He gets depressed on a four day passage.
    Have fun corralling the sage brush.