Tag: Mexico

What’s better for cruising: Mexico or the Caribbean?

Hopeful cruisers sometimes wonder where to start their adventures afloat. Pacific side of Mexico or the Caribbean – both beautiful cruising grounds, anchorages in proximity and resources to get started.…

/ December 5, 2020

Blooper Reel: Jamie’s take on summer in the Sea of Cortez

Jamie wrote the lines below while we baked in the Sea of Cortez summertime heat while ducking bees zooming around the main cabin. I think his brain may have fried…

/ November 30, 2020

Insider ideas: Totem’s 2020 gift guide

Every year we put a holiday gift guide together, to help pick out something special for the cruisers and cruisers-to-be on your list. This year, the suggestions have a new…

/ November 25, 2020

Bringing holiday spirit cruising

If you’re cruising, you must be flexible. The weather doesn’t adapt to your plans. Familiar products you know from home may not be accessible. And yes, the familiar must have…

/ November 21, 2020

Where border crossing is easy

The road trip begins! The tyranny of the sock has returned to our crew. We have road tripped from Mexico back to the Pacific Northwest, and it is cold! Family…

/ November 3, 2020

How do you deal with garbage?

Cruising is rife with romantic ideals. Exploring faraway places and pristine environments; living in harmony with nature as we make potable water from the sea, power from the sun, and…

/ October 14, 2020

Cruising untethered in the Sea of Cortez

Cruising is steeped in freedom. Thanks to coronavirus, that makes it more appealing than ever, while at the same time it is more circumscribed than ever. Sailing north and deeper…

/ October 2, 2020

Beat the heat in the Sea of Cortez

How do you stay cool in the Sea of Cortez? Summers place it among the hottest cruising grounds in the world. We’ve spent time during four different summers in the…

/ September 18, 2020

Preparing a boat for haulout

Leaving Puerto Peñasco’s harbor in our wake last December, I really expected it would be years – many years! – before we returned. But, 2020! Now we’re preparing to haulout…

/ September 1, 2020

Foraging while cruising

The flavor of places we visit as cruisers is a meaningful part of the joy of cruising. The literal flavor: the sourcing, preparing, and enjoying of food connects us to…

/ August 20, 2020