From our last post, nearly a year ago, when we were sitting on the beach in Mexico, we couldn’t have imagined being at this jumping off point now, living in a house in southern Arizona and getting ready to move into our RV. After we hauled Echo out in late April, with the pandemic shaking … Continue reading So… We had a baby! Now what?!? 🙂
Coronavirius Changing Plans in Mexico: Making Lemonade out of Muddy Water
It feels like so long ago now that we made our way back to San Carlos in two big passages to get prepared for our wedding. Although we had heard about the coronavirus along the way, it was on the radar but seemed distant and was initially unconcerning for us. So much has changed, but … Continue reading Coronavirius Changing Plans in Mexico: Making Lemonade out of Muddy Water
The La Cruz Vortex
It's so hard to leave La Cruz!! Rail meat on SV Jaded La Cruz is truly a place that is hard to believe unless you have been there. From the outrageous amount of whales populating the Bay, to the incredible live music scene, dancing, delicious food, highly predictable and ideal conditions for sailing, and, best … Continue reading The La Cruz Vortex
Margaritas on the Mexico Mainland!
After leaving La Paz, we waited for our window to cross at Ensenada de los Muertos for five nights. We used those days to prepare for our longest passage yet. Knowing the trip across to Chacala would likely take about two and a half days, Lauren spent an entire day baking tasty treats and hardy … Continue reading Margaritas on the Mexico Mainland!
Southbound on the Baja
After a long morning swim, we were happily relaxing in our cockpit when we both heard the distinctive sounds of bounding baitfish that could only mean one thing, a Dorado. Instinctually we jumped into action. Brian grabbed the rod which was thankfully close and ready to launch. The 10lb male Dorado swam only feet away … Continue reading Southbound on the Baja
High Tides and Low Tides
It’s not always Jimmy Buffet out here… We finally splashed Echo on October 3rd with an overwhelming feeling of happiness to finally be living in our home again, in her rightful place, the water. We moved Echo into a slip at the marina with the intentions of being there for a few days to make … Continue reading High Tides and Low Tides
Road Trip Complete! 7000+ Miles over 2 Months and 3 Countries and we’re back in Mexico!
Go Subie! Although leaving Chilko was difficult, we made plans to visit a number of awesome places on the way back to Mexico. We bid farewell to the fam and set our course south toward the Rocky Mountains of Montana. Our first destination would be the shores of Lake Koocanusa. Situated in the northwestern corner … Continue reading Road Trip Complete! 7000+ Miles over 2 Months and 3 Countries and we’re back in Mexico!
From Sea to Chilko BC…..
Mt Tullin & a few highlights in between….. Beautiful Lake Shasta For months now we had been looking forward to attending a family wedding in Portland, Oregon. Thankful to escape the heat for yet another month, we decided to make a road trip out of it. One thing we knew for certain, since Echo had … Continue reading From Sea to Chilko BC…..
12 Days and 66 Miles Through Labyrinth Canyon
The Plan: Drive to Moab, final provision, camp at Green River State Park, and launch for a 66 mile and 12 day float down the Green River through Labyrinth Canyon. During the last week of April, we happily shifted gears after making the decision to leave Mexico for a month to seek a new adventure. … Continue reading 12 Days and 66 Miles Through Labyrinth Canyon
(Lesson #3- Cruising is just working on your boat in exotic locations.) The to-do list We hauled Echo out in early December with the intention of having her out of the water through late January. During this time we were excited to travel to British Columbia to celebrate McLean Family Christmas at our family’s fishing … Continue reading January-April 2019