This post is for my fellow left-brained number crunchers. We left on August 14th, which means we were cruising for 20 weeks, or 140 days, in 2016. In that time, we traveled 2,780 nautical miles Which took us 550 hours of travel time That is an average speed of 5 knots Of that, Read More

Are you curious what “Halcyon” means? Would you like to know about the boat projects we’ve done? Did you know the designer of Valiants still lives in our old neighborhood? Well, you need wonder no longer. Just head over to “The Boat’ section of the website to learn all about these things. I’ve been chugging, Read More

Check out our new Topolobampo friends on their bike and skateboard. Video courtesy of the oh-so-talented John Guillote.  

  First of all, let’s acknowledge the wonderful name of this town. Try it out – say it a few times. You can never say this name and be sad at the same time. Well, almost never. Topolobampo was not an intended stop on our route; it is too far north for most cruisers, Read More

This leg was from Lake Tahoe to Cabo, and Becca prevailed again! Since the water has warmed considerably and jumping in is now a luxury, not a punishment, it was time for a new bet. Loser must: Eat a lime. This was particularly fun for John, who does not like tart things.

Another month; another great issue of 48 North! Check out page 52 for my article about the perspective I got when I stepped away from cruising for a few weeks. If that sounds boring, check it out anywhere because there is a photo of my new baby nephew in it, and he is stinking cute.

“But how will Santa find you?!” It was my dad’s biggest worry when I told him we’d be leaving San Jose del Cabo on Christmas eve, not projected to arrive at Isla Espiritu Santo until sometime Christmas morning. “You need to make it easier on him! How will he bring you presents? Stop before, Read More