Places We’ve Been: Bahia Santa Maria, BCS Mexico

A quick summary of our experience in Bahia Santa Maria, BCS Mexico….coming down the west coast of Baja in November of 2019.

Baking In Our Solar Oven…..A 12-Year Old Bakes

Our oldest daughter just turned 12, but she’s already striving for baking perfection and gets upset when her creations don’t come out like she wants.  This is a product of both practice, ingredients….and baking all of her creations in a solar oven.  See, Tulum doesn’t have a working oven right now so we bake everything […]

Refilling The Tank

Hi everyone…you guys haven’t heard from us for a bit cause we’re out adventuring, which tends to help refill our mental and spiritual tanks. We’ve looked at a couple of interesting sailboats, met up with cruising friends, camped, hiked, road-tripped and looked at sustainable power alternatives that we don’t have on the boat yet. More […]

Kids Corner: Back For A Visit

Another road trip up Baja by car knocked out…kids back in the land of plenty. Here’s a quick Kids Corner take on it all-

From The HelmsMistress: A Photo Diary- Crossing The Sea Of Cortez

The HelmsMistress writes from a different point of view, as the full time HelmsWomen and the mom, wife and homeschool teacher on her cruising sailboat in addition to everything else she does. Take the time to check out this photo diary of our most recent crossing from La Cruz (Puerto Vallarta) to La Paz BCS.

Heading To Baja

By the time you read this, we’ll have pulled anchor and started for Baja. We’re going through a 2-day weather window between northerlies, as we’ve been sitting in the old harbor, Mazatlan for 5 days. This place is great, but others poo-poo it for its noise and activity. To me that’s life and vibrancy and […]

From The HelmsMistress: The San Patricios (Saint Patrick’s Battalion)

Homeschooling in a foreign country means celebrating your home nation’s holidays as well as those of your host nation – double celebrations right?!  More like double history lessons kids! (and mom)  Not so much double, just looking at different time periods through a different lens.  While the full extent of large-scale celebrations have been curtailed […]