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

Friday, April 20, 2012

Ah!!! the Baja

Your typical Mainland beach

It doesn't make much sense to me.  Why would someone prefer the mainland over the Baja?  Every year we head over to the mainland for winter and admittedly we have a great time enjoying lots of live music, great restaurants, large cities and surfing. And then every year we cross back from Mazatlan to La Paz and anchor at our first Baja stop called Bonanza on Isla Espiritu Santo and we think, "Why did we leave?"  Of course, in the meantime we had forgotten about the 50 degree air temps, the non-stop Norther wind storms and the freezing cold water temps we had left back in December! 

From March to November though, the Baja is king in my books.  The stunning natural beauty, unpopulated beaches, and the beautiful Sea so chockful of life make the Baja a magical place for me.  At Bonanza we swam in the crystal waters with visibility over 20 feet.  We had a wonderful dolphin show at our bows while underway, and we marvelled at the beauty.
But a picture is worth a thousand words.  So you decide.  Where would you rather be?

Bonanza's mile long, glistening white sand beach with not a soul on it, but lots of shells.  Jet skis not allowed!

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