Something to Smile About:  International Talk Like A Pirate Day

Yaar, this most auspicious and fun international holiday is upon us once again and it sort of snuck up on me this year…but not the HelmsMistress, she’s ready and remembered it for me.  Wow, I’m so stoked to actually be out on a cruising sailboat for this holiday, which we plan on celebrating in fine […]

I Might Be The Last Person Who Should Give You Financial Advice-

I’m wading back into saving and making money while being out here cruising. We live on a cruising sailboat with our dog and kids in the Sea of Cortez and we worked our asses off to get to this point.  Prior to leaving to go cruising, we had a bit of money stockpiled from the sale […]

Heading North- On To Bay Of LA

We’re excited.  As you read this, we’ll be sitting in Conception Bay (probably sweating our balls off).  Conception is large bay often used as a stopping point on the trek north to Bay of LA or Puerto Penasco, but we’re not going north to haul out or find a slip.  We’re headed to Bay of […]

Equipment for Self Sufficiency

*Prologue:  Sitting in the cockpit during this still morning in the Sea of Cortez, Tulum is once more at anchor in a quiet bay.  This is the Sea of Cortez I remember from living on a boat as a kid….here…in this same bay more than 40 years ago.  I think Tulum is happiest sitting at […]