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Posted on Sun 18 November 2012 in articles • Tagged with Living Aboard, Oceans, Deep Playa, Shutting Down Land LIfe

After our successful fall navigation of the west coast of the United States, winter and spring cruise of Mexico, and summer Land Yacht tour of the United States we've decided we're ready and excited to re-engage in our careers. We own nothing but Deep Playa, her contents and a couple …


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Our Life in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

Posted on Sat 03 March 2012 in articles • Tagged with Destinations, Living Aboard, Pearson 424, Deep Playa, 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 articles • Tagged with Destinations, Living Aboard, Pearson 424, Deep Playa, 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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Merry Christmas to Us

Posted on Thu 22 December 2011 in articles • Tagged with Living Aboard, Systems - Galley

We broke our glass coffee press and had been making coffee with a strainer and paper towel filter. We bought this new stainless filter and had my parents bring it down with them. It's going to last a lot longer than the old one and it matches our REI mugs …


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Life in La Paz, Mexico

Posted on Thu 22 December 2011 in articles • Tagged with Destinations, Living Aboard, Deep Playa, Club Cruceros, 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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Tired...

Posted on Mon 19 December 2011 in articles • Tagged with Living Aboard

It's a Charlie brown kinda night

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The Boat Graveyard

Posted on Tue 06 September 2011 in articles • Tagged with Living Aboard, 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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Dawn’s First Offshore Passage

Posted on Wed 31 August 2011 in articles • Tagged with Living Aboard

I decided to write a blog post about the things that people don’t really tell you about sailing offshore cruising. I am going to talk about the nitty gritty of my personal experience of my first offshore overnight sail aboard Deep Playa. In addition, I will discuss some interesting …


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First Trip of the Year

Posted on Fri 20 May 2011 in articles • Tagged with Destinations - Poulsbo, WA, Living Aboard

I’m writing you from the comfort of the nav station while securely anchored in LIberty Bay just off the shore of Poulsbo, WA. What a great night of sailing and seeing all of our hard work actually working! We took a little detour into Port Madison (hey where’s …


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We are Liveaboards

Posted on Tue 10 May 2011 in articles • Tagged with Landlubber life, Living Aboard, Shutting Down Land LIfe

Dawn and I have been selling off, donating, gifting and throwing out everything at the condo which won’t go with us to the boat. For the past week we’ve had no place to sit.

Dawn's new Office

But the floor and after tonight we will no longer have a bed. So …


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