Monthly Archives: January 2012

Tehuantepec and Our Longest Passage Yet.

If you’d been listening to channel 19a in the Gulf of Tehuantepec earlier this week, you may have overhead a conversation that went something like this: “Artillery blast hits BRAVO 9.” “Nothing there … HOTEL 7?” At which point you’d … Continue reading

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Leaving Mexico (in five short acts)

When leaving a country by plane, I hardly even remember the exit visa process. Its painless. Hand your passport to a drowsy looking official who stares blankly at you, flips to an empty page and bids you farewell. Clearing Mexico … Continue reading

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Old Haunts, New Year’s.

You wake up. 7:00AM. Wait for the sun to rise. Dive in the water. You snorkel in the place you first learned how. Back to the boat. You turn on the motor. Head to Zihuatanejo. Whales. Humpbacks. You pop it … Continue reading

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Navidad in Navidad

Once again it’s been proven to me that it’s not the places, it’s the people. We arrived in Barra Navidad on Christmas Eve morning, after a day and a half of motoring. When we motor it feels like we’re in … Continue reading

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New years toast

During our two weeks together, (it started with Nick’s birthday and evolved) a small toast for celebratory events was developed. Here is a revised version for my dear friends on the Saltbreaker for 2012: May the winds carry you swiftly … Continue reading

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