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.
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 […]
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 […]
Stuck in Chamela and having already turned back once due to swell and wind…we would do 9 days total in Chamela waiting on a weather window and a whisper of the right wind.
The HelmsMistress is proud to bring you this short film done entirely from our sailboat while at anchor in Ensenada Carrizal. Come listen and see our close-up contact with Humpback Whales right inside the anchorage.
Magical weeks flew by as we sat in front of the Moorish inspired Las Hadas and continued to dive in picture perfect Carrizal, while listening to lonely Humpbacks sing and frolic less than 100 feet from the boat, in the anchorage.
Our buddy boat talked us into a quandry…”Why couldn’t we go south to Costa Rica”? Here’s that story-
Barra de Navidad, Carrizal and Las Hadas…great places with good cruising but it’s time to head north again. Here’s our story-
After two months of solid boat work, we bid goodbye to La Paz, BCS MX once more.
If you haven’t been past the Mexican border area in awhile and wanna road trip further, here’s 10 Tips For Safe Road-Tripping in Mexico