Visiting Islas San Benito

Visiting Islas San Benito

We are finally, finally in Mexico. It was hard to believe we’d arrived even while we checked in to the country at the Ensenada immigration and capitan de puerto office. Several days later, we picked up our zarpe (permission to leave port) and were given a...
Visiting Islas San Benito

Predicting the Weather

Sailors have always needed to watch the weather so it should be no surprise that we have lots of weather related tools and books on board  to understand weather at sea before we set sail. Maybe ‘understand’ the weather is too literal. Maybe...
Visiting Islas San Benito

Ensenada Walkabout

We’re leaving Ensenada, Baja Norte tomorrow a.m.  We are looking forward to finally heading for the Sea of Cortez. Along the way down the Baja Pacific Coast, we’ve planned to visit places we’ve been and places we’ve not. Isla San Benitos, with...
Visiting Islas San Benito

Oxnard and Catalina and San Diego … oh my

Moored in Oxnard, 3/30/13 to 4/2/2013 In 1961, my parents, my two brothers and I left Palo Alto, California, a city that was and continues to be one of the most desirable places to live in the U.S., for this town-with-a-funny-name a little over 100 miles north of Los...