We have all our fresh stuff - 40 carrots, 25 apples, 25 shayotes, 8 cabbages, 40 tomatoes, 6 cloves of garlic, 40 oranges, 10 grapefruit, 15 jicama, 10 avocados, 2 heads of lettuce, etc. We are just doing very very last minute stuff online at an internet cafe in Punta Mita. We are heading back … Continue reading Produce on board and hauling anchor before sunset
Ben and Katy settled in quickly (as in, within an hour) and not to waste any time we got our Zarpe (official crew and boat check out paper) this morning. With the Zarpe, we now have to leave Mexico 'in a reasonable amount of time'. No problemo! Almost everything is done onboard Hydroquest. We need a bit more fuel and … Continue reading Zarpe and go… (almost)
I know I've been a negligent blogger, but improvement is coming soon. Ben and Katy arrive tomorrow (woohoo!) and we have an appointment to check out of Mexico on Monday morning. Once we set sail (which may or may not be right away), we’ll be at sea for over 2800 nm with nothing to do but keep watch, … Continue reading Ready to JUST GO!
This is it! We are just less than three weeks out from out tentative departure date…. Wow. More than one year of preparing the boat and six years of planning and dreaming have passed by. It’s hard to believe that the time is almost here. We’ve completed PHASE I of provisioning: an $8000 peso Costco … Continue reading Countdown is on.
We were hoping to impress our friends Tara and Tim with our perfect trouble-free boat and our stress-free lifestyle... lol, just kidding! Our only plan was to have fun and show them what cruising is all about - the good and the bad, the easy and the difficult. I think we achieved that without even trying. They arrived last Sunday night. … Continue reading An introduction to cruising
We arrived back in Neuvo Vallarta (N.V.) yesterday afternoon and found Hydroquest lying in her slip looking good except for a few lines starting to chafe and more than a few bird ‘accidents’ on her deck. We were in much worse shape than she – totally exhausted from a 6am flight and three weeks of boat shows, colds from the … Continue reading Valentine’s Day
Since meeting Will, I’ve been to my fair share of boat shows. Last weekend at the Seattle Boat Show, John presented a seminar on self-steering (with exerpts from Karen, Will and I - nice work team!). After that finished, I had just enough time to slip into the room where Andy from Latitude 38 was giving the … Continue reading PPJ 2013
I know, I know, photos of 'water and sky' don't sound very interesting. But it was bound to happen - we see a lot of both. I've only posted 7. These are from our trip from Z-town back north to Banderas Bay.
I’m writing this post as Will and I complete our final leg between Mexican ports. We left Barra de Navidad this morning and we’re en route to La Cruz in Banderas Bay (where we spent time last season). We’ll round Cabo Corrientes at approx. 2:00am. I suppose this means I can finally write with certainty … Continue reading Top Five