Marvelous Morelia

Originally, Jeff and I had planned that Guanajuato would be our last “destination” of our 4-month road trip before heading back to Puerto Vallarta and our home aboard El Gato in early October. But upon regular checks on the weather, we were dismayed to see that the temps in PV … Continue reading

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San Miguel de Allende

  San Miguel de Allende is a Mexican city often enthusiastically cited by gringos as “the” place to go in Mexico’s interior, whether to visit or live as an ex-pat. The town has attracted a significant amount of foreign retirees, artists, writers and tourists since just after WWII. Since it … Continue reading

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Oaxaca Highs and Lows

***As I was putting the finishing touches on this post,  the news broke that Mexico City and Puebla had been struck by a 7.1 mag. earthquake. Having just left Mexico City, and deciding that it was our favorite place in Mexico so far, we helplessly continue to watch the ongoing … Continue reading

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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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Sea of Cortez, Part Two

Welcome back and thanks for checking in. If you haven’t already, please check out Part One of our Sea of Cortez adventures. As I was saying, there were things we loved about the Sea, and some things, well…not so much. The loving part was easy. The wildlife was so diverse, … 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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All is Swell on El Gato

Any sailor will tell you that a”schedule” is merely a suggested date and time. After 19 days, however, J Cruise has not only stayed on schedule, but earned a day, as well. We have managed to depart within 10 minutes of “tee-time” each travel day, and have arrived close enough to … Continue reading

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Northbound on The Baja Trans-Peninsular Highway

  After spending three nights in Todos Santos, it is time to head north, back towards our home port of Ensenada. But not before exploring more of the peninsula, and the beauty that is the Sea of Cortez. We bypassed Loreto on the southbound leg of our trip, so I … 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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