May 2022 was a full month of transitions; many transitions; both physically and mentally. Where are we now - as we shared in our previous post, we are back in Portland, Oregon while we wait for our next chapter to begin. When we entered San Diego from Mexico on the third week of May, it … Continue reading Transitioning from Water to Land
Did you miss what happened previously with SV Dharma Girl's travels? Then click here. You may wonder why we opened this post with an explanation of the origin of feeling blue? Our last day in La Cruz was handed back to us. Bittersweet, maybe. But we were emotionally prepared for our last passage on Dharma … Continue reading Our Last … Not yet … Not really. Yes, really.
In case you missed what happened previously with SV Dharma Girl's travels, click here. After we spent many weeks in Tenacatita, we head back an hour south. On a relatively short morning trip to Barra de Navidad, we anchor in the tranquil Barra lagoon. We tidy up Dharma Girl and go to shore to wait … Continue reading Cruising 101
La Cruz - Dec 19 - Jan 7th, ~8577 nm It is o-dark hundred when we weighed anchor in Bahia Mantachen. We use our radar to avoid the boats in the anchorage and note the location of the coastline. We don’t want to become news in the cruising world. It was an eleven-hour day motoring … Continue reading La Cruz, Punta Mita, Cabo Corrientes, Barra de Navidad, and Tenacatita
It is a small world after all. The people you meet sometimes closes the circle.
November 5-13, 2021 ~ A sailboat is a mechanism for transferring the motion of the wind into the motion of water. The wind pushes the boat, the boat pushes the water. ~ https://videopress.com/v/EQDrX7tn?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true A glorious time with these magnificent creatures. Part one of two. https://videopress.com/v/LX6mQw9y?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true Part two. The smaller fish attached to the one dolphin … Continue reading San Marte, San Francisco, Partida, and La Paz
SV Dharma Girl is For Sale Dharma Girl is a 1982 Ta Shing Tatoosh 42. She exudes care and pride of ownership. This Robert Perry-designed performance sloop features a masthead rig, fin keel, skeg-hung rudder, and keel-stepped mast. She is quick, comfortable, and easily managed by a cruising couple. The interior is finely crafted with teak woodwork … Continue reading 1982 Tatoosh 42 for Sale
"An Adventure is the lack of stability, comfort, and security." Again, we want to start off with a thank you for our mouth-quenching beers. Well, in this case, it was cider. Rainbow Pride Ciders to be exact. Each had its own flavor that I felt represented types of love, from super sweet to spicy. Cheri, … Continue reading San Nicolas, Juanico, Coronados, Divorce, Puerto Escondido
A sailboat’s just a mechanism for a journey. A sailboat is just a mechanism for a journey. To Net or Not to Net No, we are not going to talk about fishing nets or hairnets. We are going to share a bit about the use of the radio nets used by many cruisers. These nets … Continue reading The NETs
1-24 OCTOBER 2021 First on the agenda. We want to thank Sandra and Roy for the round of beers. We miss ya both. Chris says "cheers!" SOBER OCTOBER Our return bus trip back was pretty uneventful, although we did find ourselves with four hours to kill at the bus terminal in Phoenix. We also learned the … Continue reading SOBER OCTOBER