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Welcome to Costa Rica!

Costa Rica. Finally. The idea of this trip came to me months prior to us actually showing up, starting with the Saltbreaker crew and I exchanging several emails. Alex was finally able to nail down, with apparent little to no … Continue reading

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Hanging out in Gigante

Gigante is the kind of place I could end up hanging around for a while. It’s beautiful, for one: a crescent of beach curves around a bay, with a rickety dirt path leading to a longer, windswept beach known for … Continue reading

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Being Boarded

This blog will be a lot more interesting if you take a second to get a shared sense of what its like to sail/motor into 45 kt head winds. Start by consolidating the entirety of your belongings into your bedroom, … Continue reading

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What’s 12 Hours to Four and a Half Months?

“Chinandega! Chinandega! Chinandega!” The woman with the caramel colored skin and unnaturally tawny hair was yelling the destination of the minibus with a vigor I couldn’t help but admire as I stood in the center of the dusty market, chickens … Continue reading

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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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Pirate Attacks and Boobies

As we drew closer to the island, it became clear that the black haze hovering over Isla Isabel wasn’t smoke or clouds, but an insanely dense flock of frigate birds. A few minutes later, Linus spotted a spout in the … Continue reading

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