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  • October 31, 2020-Lock Down-Wings Style

    wingssail images-fredrick roswold Locked Down (bolted down) Water Tank Today is Halloween but we are not going trick or treating. Even going to the La Cruz Inn to give out candy to the cute local kids who come by in their costumes didn’t tempt us. Too many people, mostly strangers, More

  • October 16, 2020-Three Legged Gecko

    wingssail images-fredrick roswold Gecko Looks for BBQ Sauce There is a gecko in this photo, can you find it? When we last shared our gecko storywith you our big geckpo pet was eating a banana on our chart table. Cheeky little devil! But after that night the gecko disappeared, maybe forever! We More

  • Oct 4, 2020-October Restart

    wingssail images-fredrick roswold Taco Sunday Covid-19 isn’t over in Mexico, not by a long shot. But the people here, like everywhere I suppose, have grown weary of the precautions. So they are sliding. What it means is that La Cruz is going through a restart. Restaurants are re-opening. Bars too. We now More

  • 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 into the Sea of Cortez is to enter a disconnected world, one that feels untouched by pandemic concerns. Limitations on Click here for full post: […] More

  • September 12, 2020 Varnish-Paint-Programming

    wingssail images-judy jensen Varnishing in the Galley Since many of our normal summer activities are off the table this year we’ve turned to boat projects to fill the time. That’s not unusual; summertime is when we usually catch up on “the list” but this year is different, of course. It’s More

  • 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 sweet memories. What’s more local and connected than foraging for sustenance? I remember toddling after my aunties to eat more Click here for full post: […] More

  • August 8, 2020-Dr. Anthony Faucet

    wingssail images-Judy jensen Dr. Anthony Faucet Big crisis in Wings’ galley on Wednesday: our faucet broke, suddenly and finally. Well, we could still use the manual foot pump (cold water only) but no water in the head or shower. Not something we wanted to endure for long. On the other More

  • Going in the face of uncertainty

    Cheering on a family beginning their cruising dreams this morning, I imagined the wonders in store for them and thought about our steps south. In just a few weeks we have our “cruisiversary,” that date in 2008 that we left the dock on Bainbridge Island and headed out the Strait Click here for full post: […] More

  • July 16, 2020-Storm Brings Rain, and Mercury Gets Check up

    The humid tropical air settles over Banderas Bay and and in the afternoon thunderclouds rise to the troposphere. Those thunderclouds beget thunder storms. Lightning and wind and rain follow. This is the summer. When we hear the storm coming we make sure the boat is secure, the awning lashed well More

  • July7, 2020-We have a Gecko Which Likes Bananas

    wingssail images-fredrick roswold Gecko Visits me at the Chart Table We have a Gecko onboard Wings. He/she has been here for months and we see it often, just about anywhere on the boat. We actually love this little gecko and we’re quite happy it stays with us. Lately it has More

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