Moving on to Puebla

When Spanish school was over and done with, Jeff and I wasted no time moving on to our next destination, Puebla, Mexico. It was bittersweet saying adios to our friends, but we were brain-dead from six-weeks of nearly non-stop studying, and ready to explore more of this beautiful country that we … Continue reading

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Testing Jules

OK, so, we’ve been here in Taxco, Mexico for a little over a month now. As you may remember, 5 of us cruisers are sharing a house and have enrolled in Spanish language school at the local university.  Last week was our midterm exam (a week late, so it was really a … Continue reading

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The Sea of Cortez, Part One

El Gato has just returned to Pacific Mexico from a three-month journey to the Sea of Cortez. We’ve heard about the Sea for a long time, but mainly when we began our cruising adventures in Mexico last year. So, was it all that?  Well, it’s hard to explain. It was sort-of … Continue reading

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Art in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico

El Gato has been in the Sea of Cortez for a few months now, cruising around and between the islands.  In that time, we have returned to La Paz several times in order to renew our 4-year Mexican citizenship and reprovision El Gato,  as pickins’ are slim in the islands. La … Continue reading

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Moonlight Madness

The assault began the instant I switched the light on. It took me a minute to comprehend just what was happening before I shielded the beam with my hand, but I realized at that moment my choices were dim, either way.  I could stumble blindly through the pitch black night, … Continue reading

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Southbound on the Baja Peninsula

Despacio, Por Favor!! Please, SLOW THE $#@% DOWN!!! Jeff and I are driving a rental car from Ensenada to La Paz, Mexico and beyond, down the Trans-Peninsular Highway.  1000 miles of 2-narrow lane, mostly paved, sometimes flat, often steep, monotonously straight, blindly-curvy cactus-lined and shoulder-lacking highway. We’ve become complacent in our current living situation … Continue reading

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Gringo Gulch

Ensenada, Mexico, our home port, has a split personality. It can be a charming place to stroll the seaside malecon, listening to the barking of the ever-present sea lions, or a hectic whirlwind of frantic tourists cramming all they can into a few hours of port-time. Cruiseport Marina, where El Gato is docked, … Continue reading

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Adventures at Two Harbors

“Whale!” I shriek, lunging for the lifeline on the beam of El Gato. “Grab my camera!” It’s barely moving,, just a long stretch of its brownish back, but it’s a WHALE!! No, wait. It’s not moving at all, I realize as we pass it by. Is it dead? No, turns … Continue reading

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