When the Water Turns Green, Point the Bow North

For most of the year along the Costalegre Coast, we delight in the clear, warm ocean water found all along the regional beaches. Throughout the fall and winter you can easily see twenty feet down and make out individual ripples in the sand. The water is cool enough to be refreshing, but warm enough that …

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Let’s Hear it for Stowage!

Ahhhh…stowage.  A sexy topic near and dear to my heart.  As the chief organizer and manager-of-the-inventory on Half Moon I spend a lot of mental and physical effort on stowage.   But you ask, what in the world is stowage?  Isn’t it just tidying and putting stuff away?  In essence, sure, it’s finding homes for …

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Sunday Brunch, Meet Pozole Thursday

There's something special about a meal with a designated day of the week. Sunday brunch in the US means a day off from work, a long relaxing morning, mimosas, good food, and good conversation. In Mexico you don't often see restaurants offering Sunday brunch. Sunday is a day for family, church and home. For many …

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Catamaran Underway, Cats Down

I am often asked what the cats do while we’re underway.  The answer will not surprise most people who live with cats. They Do Nothing.   One a typical day in the life they spend about eighteen hours napping.  The rest is split between eating, demanding attention, and watching the world go by from the …

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One Hull Good, Two Hulls Better, Three Hulls One Too Many

As much fun as it was to casually drop the words “our fleet of sailboats” inappropriately into conversations whenever possible, we really didn't need two sailboats. It was a bit of a process to get back to one, but it's done and my the title of Admiral of the Fleet has been retired. To the …

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