Archive | February, 2010

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Tsunami report – La Cruz entertained by bad judgement from fancy boats

We’re fine and all’s well, although according to the last NOAA report, about an hour ago (2028 UTC), there’s still a tsunami warning in affect for Mexico. That’s the highest level of warning which can be issued, although it seems as though we’ve seen the affects come (and go) through La Cruz already. There have […]

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Tsunami warning

Following an 8.8 earthquake in Chile, we awoke to tsunami warnigns this morning. Jimmy, from s/v SeaLevel, walked through the marina to get the word out and it’s been broadcast on the net. The current projections from NOAA look like we will probably be fine, although we’re keeping an eye on developments. On the other […]

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Barra de Navidad

I had a slow day in Barra de Navidad. It wasn’t supposed to be slow, but sometimes that’s not in my hands. Laundry was dropped with a family in town for pickup at 1. It wasn’t ready- no problem. I had the perfect excuse to be alone, without a “to do” list, for a couple […]

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Don’t hate me for this…

Don’t hate me for this, but I often forget what day of the week it is. This would NEVER have happened before we went cruising, but I’ve been involved “what day is it?” debates that lasted far longer than they ought. We’re not even trying to tackle the actual question of ‘date’, just… Tuesday? Saturday? […]

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Underway

We’re currently working our way north from Zihuatenejo to Banderas Bay. This is generally considered the uphill direction, although we were lucky and had light southerlies for much of the first half of the distance. The worst we can say of that trip was that we had foul current and didn’t catch any fish. OK, […]

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Provisioning adventures

Getting food to our home is a little more complicated than it used to be. Frutas y verduras, Zihuatanejo First, of course, the obvious- we don’t have a car. We get everywhere on foot, sometimes aided by buses, on rare occasions by a ride in a taxi or a friend’s car. But consider the quantity […]

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Snapshot from the life

A couple of nights ago, we were treated to another lovely sunset… I remembered to get the camera out on time. Niall and Mairen were soaking it up from the bow.

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You have to be rich to go cruising?

One of the biggest misconceptions of cruising is that you have to be rich to realize the dream. It’s just not true. Sure, it can be very expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. There are cheap ways to go as well, but most importantly: anybody can do it. It has far more to do […]

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