Category: Places

Mazatlan Luxury!

For a migrant “yachtista”, Mazatlan, approached the right way, is absolute heaven! Mayaluga very rarely ever goes into a marina. Mazatlan is one of those exceptions brought about mostly because of horror stories we had heard about theft from sailboats at anchor. We bit the bullet and paid for 7 nights at the security-gated El […]

Baja-Ha-Ha and more ha-ha’s

Anchored here in spectacular Bahia Los Frailes this Friday, November 18, 2016, I contemplate the hectic last two and a half weeks.  The many social activities associated with this tightly scheduled rally kept us busy and pretty much sleep deprived.  The start of the rally was a sight to behold!  A parade-past of all 183 […]

I like coffee….not tea.

It’s after dark, Mayaluga is anchored about 50 metres from the white beach of Cabo San Lucas, the vibrancy of the shore can be seen by the many lights, live music is playing – or is that karaoke that I hear… for a beach wedding. Could it get more perfect? YES! It couldn’t be less […]

Cabo… here we come!

It’s a very calm and warm evening 20 miles off the west coast of the Mexican Baja, about 130 miles north of Cabo San Lucas. What a treat to sail in warm winds! The more than half moon shines in the night sky. Winds are about 10 knots from the northwest and Mayaluga is chugging […]

The Baja Ha Ha begins!

We finally got our SSB Radio operational with some help from a very good technician, Shea, in San Diego, so I am able to post via email to our blog. Technology…..blows my mind! Its midnight on the last day of October 2016. Our position is 31 26 636 N, 117 14 660 W and we […]

San Fran and her Golden Gate!

Mayaluga and her crew arrived in San Francisco on Monday, August 29 after an almost 7 day trip down the coast from Victoria, BC.  After many days of being “missing in action”, our buddy boat Nightide and her crew Ian and Helen, were waiting for us just west of the bridge.  What a lovely surprise! […]

Up, up and away!

Our stay at Squirrel Cove was delightful and productive.  The weather was perfect – hot and sunny – which made for some great swimming.  Tony had on his to do list to assemble and install the SSB (Single Side Band) radio antenna.  We worked together to complete the assembly in the morning and waited until […]

Whales and sails

We left Newcastle Island and enjoyed a lovely sail almost all the way to Pender Harbour.  Glorious!  Running the water maker, we filled our tanks.  The solar panels did their jobs with no intervention from us! Pender Harbour turned out to be a lovely anchorage containing many little coves, most of which were filled with […]

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