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Our Life in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

Posted on Sat 03 March 2012 in Destinations, Living Aboard, Pearson 424, s/v Deep Playa • Tagged with La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico

I must apologize for ignoring our blog lately.  Life in Mexico is rewarding, relaxing and wonderful, but it also has its challenges.  One of those challenges includes finding good reliable Wi-Fi access to upload our pictures and blog posts.  So we spend a lot of time moving from café to …


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Mainland Mexico!

Posted on Sat 14 January 2012 in Destinations, Living Aboard, Pearson 424, s/v Deep Playa • Tagged with dancing horses, Los Osuna Tequila, Mazatlan, Old Mazatlan, Puerta de Canoas

Having landed safely in Mazatlan, we headed to Marina El Cid to meet Patrick’s parents for the holidays.  We had arranged to have his parents stay in Marina El Cid Hotel while we acquired a slip in the marina, which worked out very well indeed.  El Cid Resorts are …


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Life in La Paz, Mexico

Posted on Thu 22 December 2011 in Destinations, Living Aboard, s/v Deep Playa • Tagged with Club Cruceros, Deep Playa, La Paz, Sea of Cortez, The Shack

Deep Playa has been in La Paz for nearly a month now so I wanted to write a blog post about our experience of “living” at anchor in Bahia de La Paz.  So far this is the longest extended stay in one anchorage since leaving Seattle (with the exception of …


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Ensenada de los Muertos y Bahia de los Suenos?

Posted on Thu 01 December 2011 in Destinations, s/v Deep Playa • Tagged with Bahia de los Suenos, Ensenada de los Muertos

The Cove of the Dead or the Bay of Dreams?  I laughed when I read that…really? Local land developers have been hard at work over the past few years trying to eradicate the name of this desolate little fishing village in hopes of attracting more clients to their high-priced …


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Bahia los Frailes

Posted on Thu 01 December 2011 in Destinations, s/v Deep Playa • Tagged with Bahia los Frailes, Cabo los Frailes, Deep Playa

Our next stop on our way to La Paz was Bahia los Frailes which is not too far from the Tropic of Cancer at 23° 27’ N.  The trip north was well planned (actually it was more luck) because we had an amazingly speedy motor sail with south winds and …


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Where are you going after Cabo?

Posted on Wed 30 November 2011 in Destinations, s/v Deep Playa • Tagged with Baja Ha Ha, Cabo San Lucas, San Jose Del Cabo, Sirena Del Mar

That was a question all cruisers were asking each other after the completion of the Baja Ha Ha XVIII in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.  Cabo San Lucas is located on the most southern tip of the Baja Peninsula in the state of Baja Sur (South in Spanish)  It is affectionately …


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The Boat Graveyard

Posted on Tue 06 September 2011 in Living Aboard, s/v Deep Playa

Today Pea and I took a little walk through a boatyard (I will not note the name the boatyard in this post).  I love to walk through boatyards and look at the many different boats and appreciate the work being done by the owners.  I find each and every boat …


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Visiting Newport, Oregon

Posted on Fri 02 September 2011 in s/v Deep Playa

I have to say of all the destinations to be forced into a weather layover, Newport has definitely been very hospitable and then some!  Our original plan for heading down the coast to San Francisco was to head out around 100 NM and sail into San Francisco about 7 to …


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Other Deals at the Boat Show

Posted on Mon 24 January 2011 in Boat Shows

A lot of folks go to the boat shows to buy whole boats or large systems like water makers from the local rep or direct from the manufacturer. They might also see lots of smaller items there on the floor to buy and take immediately home from chandleries like West …


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Watermaker Decision–Spectra Cape Horn Extreme

Posted on Sun 23 January 2011 in Boat Shows, Systems - Plumbing, Systems - Watermaker

I woke up this morning feeling pretty good that with the options I had narrowed myself down to that ultimately none of them would be “the wrong decision”. By that I mean, I felt pretty confident they’d all work reliably and I really what I needed to focus on …


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