UPDATE: S/V BEACH FLEA REACHED!

UPDATE: S/V BEACH FLEA REACHED!

**NEW UPDATE** S/V Beach Flea is going to be fine. Through a combination of SSB networks, Iridium Sat phones, email, and lots of volunteers–Beach Flea has the information they need to carry on, and carry on they will. We’d like to thank all of you and if anyone gets left out, apologies…it’s been a little […]

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Rooster Plays Chicken in the Plaza at High Noon

Rooster Plays Chicken in the Plaza at High Noon

From the Landfall Voyages Tumblr files! https://thelandfallvoyages.tumblr.com/post/159050007748/eli-had-this-rooster-eating-out-of-his-hand-all

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Paranormal Boat Moment

Paranormal Boat Moment

This was a reply of mine to the question “Have you ever had anything weird, ghostly, or paranormal happen aboard a boat?” Only once. We were living on a trimaran in Morro Bay when my Eli was an infant. Before his tracheostomy. We had a small AC/DC tv. We were watching whatever crap was on […]

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Mexican Men Are Incurable Romantics

Mexican Men Are Incurable Romantics

Also, horny as fuck. I don’t know if it’s the light eyes, the guera status, the crazy color hair, the tattoos, the fact that I’m a girl who also works on engines and goes up masts and rescues boats, or simply the part where I’m a female in the near vicinity…but they are relentless in […]

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So, Like, This One Time I Died?

So, Like, This One Time I Died?

Say that in a Valley Girl accent. It’s kind of funny if you have a defective but overactive sense of humor, like me. A Valley Girl preparing to tell a very serious story about a potentially global life-changing event but saying it in the form of a question. I crack myself up. But yeah, that […]

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Landfall on Google Maps Street View

Landfall on Google Maps Street View

It was surreal watching the Google Maps car drive down the main street in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle…even weirder to find our boat on Google Maps street view, comfortably chilling in her slip at Marina Riviera Nayarit.

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Throwback Thursday: 2010ish

Throwback Thursday: 2010ish

Our family has had more than the average allotment of medical issues. This was Eli’s last big medical thing he had to get out of the way before we could sell everything and take off cruising. Because achondroplasia is a bone-growth disorder, the ability of his skeleton to support the normal weight of his body […]

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Boat Life is a Lot of Walking in the Sun, Part 1

Boat Life is a Lot of Walking in the Sun, Part 1

It is a typical expedition to far-flung locales, wherein your final goal, today, is to breathe deeply of the rarified air acondicionado in the nearest Home Depot, which lies just over the border into Jalisco. It begins with a flag check, because should you start off on such a journey without enough breeze to at […]

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Things are great.

Things are really great for us right now. I’m happy. Things are going well, we have the best group of friends imaginable, our boat is reasonably healthy, we have some work, we have food, we’re in Paradise. It wasn’t always so. I tried to always keep it positive. You don’t always want to cry over […]

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