Tag: USA

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

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

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

Bookaholic while cruising

Can you ever have enough books? When we bought our magic carpet in 2007, Totem’s shelf space was leaner than suited our family, particularly with three young children at a…

/ July 20, 2020

Offshore crewing and inclusion

The catch-22 of getting offshore experience: being required to have prior offshore experience in order to join a crew. Where can the hopeful offshore sailor begin? Yesterday morning I joined…

/ June 8, 2020