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  • La Cruz: So Much More Than I Expected

    From Tulum V’s HelmsMistress…for your reading pleasure: I knew La Cruz would be a stop for us and had heard of this “famed cruiser hub” with an incredible live music scene, but I had no idea how much I would enjoy all that it has to offer.  La Cruz de More

  • Getting Out Of the Slip

    After a week sucking fiberglass in the boatyard and doing smaller boat projects….we headed back to the slip to recharge batteries and fill up fresh water tanks.  More than anything we wanted out of the slip for awhile….so we took off over the weekend to head out to the La More

  • Yard Time- Check Your Attitude Mate

    We’re back in the yard – Can I get three cheers for the fourth time in a year of boatyard dwelling?  Woot Woot Woot!!!  This time I must say the surrounding scenery is much nicer;  we didn’t have to travel very far or better yet, be towed to get here; More

  • Migrating for hurricane season in Mexico

    Cruising has seasonal rhythms; weather is the dominant factor, and for cruisers in Mexico it’s time to be in – or well on your way to – an area to spend hurricane season. From Mexico’s “Gold Coast” on the Pacific, the primary choices are south to El Salvador or Click here for full post: https://www.sailingtotem.com/2019/05/migrating-for-hurricane-season-in-mexico.html […] More

  • Cruiser karma: alive and well in La Cruz

    Nine years ago this month, Totem rocked at anchor in this exact curve of coastline on the north side of Banderas Bay where we find ourselves today. We basked in the same sunrise over the sierras to the east, were enchanted by the same distant fireworks from Puerto Vallarta Click here for full post: https://www.sailingtotem.com/2019/02/cruiser-karma-alive-and-well-in-la-cruz.html […] More

  • December 19, 2018-Old Friends Show up In La Cruz

    wingssail images-fredrick roswold Asenvari Sixteen years ago Wings anchored in beautiful anchorage in Vanuatu in the South Pacific. It was called Asenvari, on the island of Maewo. There we met a beautiful family whose boat Noason was anchored in the Bay, Gene Mim-Mack, Robbie Springs, and their daughter Allison. wingssail images-fredrick roswold Gene Mim-Mack and […] More

  • July 1, 2018-Return to La Cruz

    wingssail images-fredrick roswold Sailing Into La Cruz After 79 days in the Sea of Cortez Wings returns to La Cruz, in Banderas Bay on the Mexican mainland coast. Most of our sailing days on this cruise were upwind days, tacking against contrary winds which were usually coming from exactly the way we wanted to go. […] More