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Bahia de Tortugas, Day 5

Sunrise on Sunday, February 26 In the morning, we went to shore to enjoy dry land. The wind had shifted and the waves were coming from a different direction now. Even with the paravanes, the anchorage was rolly. Not rolly … Continue reading

Bahia de Tortugas, Days 3 and 4

Sunrise on Friday, February 24 On Friday, we stayed aboard all days and did chores. All three boats took us up on our offer to come over, and we had a lovely time visiting with the other cruisers in between … Continue reading

Seattle Boat Show Seminar Video

The video for our 2023 Seattle Boat Show seminar is now available online. In this seminar, we described some of the techniques we used to make our trip around the world more safe and comfortable for longer passages and at the dock, ranging from watch-keeping and fuel management to living on a 60Hz boat in…

Bahia de Tortuga, Day 2

Sunrise on Thursday, February 23 This morning, we got dinghy down and went to shore, along with a fellow cruiser named Garth. Not wanting to deal with the scary pier, we opted for a beach landing on the south side … Continue reading

Bahia de Tortuga, Day 1

Continuing on with Wednesday, February 22 — We decided to anchor near the only village in the bay. We’re unclear on whether the name of the village is Bahia Tortugas or if it is Puerto San Bartolome — we’ve seen … Continue reading

The Rest of the Passage from Magdalena Bay to Turtle Bay

Tuesday, February 21 — The seas had been calm on Monday until about 2030 (8:30 pm), when the swells, swell period and wind chop all started to pick up. By midnight, Kosmos was pitching so much that we had to … Continue reading

Passage from Bahia Magdalena to Bahia Tortuga, Day 1

Continuing on Monday, February 20… After returning from our amazing whale watch expedition, we ate lunch and did a few last minute get-ready-to-go things before lifting anchor. Since we hadn’t gotten the dinghy down, we hadn’t gone out to the … Continue reading

Petting Wild Whales in Magdalena Bay

Sunrise on Monday, February 20 The panga picked us up from Kosmos at 0740. It was a 20-minute ride back to the mouth of the bay in their fast panga, as opposed to the over 1.5 hours that it had … Continue reading

The Rest of the Passage from La Paz to Bahia Magdalena

Continuing on Saturday, February 18… after we rounded the corner of Cabo San Lucas, the conditions in the Pacific continued to get calmer and calmer. Here was the sunset on Saturday. The smoothest seas were at about midnight, then it … Continue reading

Keith’s Perspective on the Passages from La Paz to Turtle Bay and on Whale Watching/Le point de vue de Keith sur les passages de La Paz à Turtle Bay et sur l’observation des baleines

I had a good time on the first passage from Costa Lotta to Magdalena Bay. The seas were calm. I mostly played video games and ate ice cream. I slept well, and in my parent’s bed! I didn’t have to … Continue reading