Author: Tim

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Summer in Mexico pt2

I am not the kind that likes to detail our “renovations” in long winded posts or how-to’s. Honestly, I barely know what I am doing as it is. Still, I like to keep my future self reminded (since my current self will forget) of the pains I went through over a period of time in my life. Since I last...

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Hitchin’ up on the road

Kerri and I had decided to take the month of September off. Both from the boat, and from Mexico. The plan was to do a month long road trip to visit numerous family and friends and return to Meriwether in October to complete the much-shortened todo list before splashing in early November (fingers crossed). That is/was the plan anyway. I’m...

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Summer in Mexico pt1

We hit the ground running. It was simply too hot to live on the boat now that we were up and out of the water. Our new-to-us apartment had air conditioning and running water, which is a lot more than Meriwether would have for some time, but it was over a half mile away. This meant we had to move...

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Final days before summer

Summer was right around the corner, and unlike the Pacific North West, we do not want to be living on a boat come summer time. Not only is it blistery hot, it is hurricane season in these parts. It is why Kerri chose the northern tip of the Sea of Cortez, it is a fair bit off the exact path...

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Adopting a pelican

At the northern tip of the northern-most island in the Sea of Cortez is a sprinkling of anchorages under the umbrella of what is well known as “Refugio”. Not too many cruisers come this far north in the Sea, and the ones that do come here for one reason; it is the jump-off point to make the overnight sail into...

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Attempts at breaking the hedonic treadmill

Time was running out on us. We were less than two weeks from our haul-out date still nearly two-hundred miles away. There isn’t a whole lot to explore between where we are and where we need to be, but we both wanted to just sit still for a while before the start of our summer project list. Not that we...

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How thirsty can a bee be?

Having only just learned how to relax again, we threw all those lessons out the window. Instead of hanging out in one location for a period of time, we found ourselves in seven different anchorages over the course of two weeks. On the plus side, they were all quite close to each other, making those travel days pretty light. This...

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Finding some time to relax

As we left the Bay of Conception we had positioned ourselves in Santa Domingo, just before the land gives way to the Sea of Cortez. This stop was only for a single night and only really used as the first stage – of two – in positioning ourselves for the coming days. With a mild southerly blow forecast, and us...

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Bay of Conception

Back in 2018 when we were discussing living on a sailboat, the visuals in my head was that of being anchored right here, somewhere in the Bay of Conception. Here we would live on the calm and silent waters, a fair distance from the RV’rs and Van Life’rs crammed together on the beach, but we could dinghy in to shore...

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Loreto to Mulege

Two nights in the bustling city of Loreto was enough for us to need some time away from civilization once again. Luckily, right across just a dozen miles of water is an anchorage on Isla del Carmen with a vacancy, just for us. We even got to sail nearly the entire distance, which as any long-time reader would know, is...