Month: April 2011

An internet cafe and a Mexican ranch

Zihuatanejo (zee-wah-ta-nae-ho) was merely supposed to be Jade’s final landing town and a place to rest and provision. It offered more through the unlikely connection made at an internet cafe. This comfortable little haven is an easy gateway into the…

The Vessel of Being

Jakob, Paul, Daniel… and Patience~ Wow. Two weeks slipped beneath me, two weeks that are now emblazoned into my life story as a part of my personal mythology. The innate presence of having merged with the patterns of weather, wind,…

First days on the Mexican gold coast

Early afternoon found us approaching Bahia Chamela, and the islands just offshore.  We nestled up in a windless nook against one of the islands and scoped out the shore-side scenery: cliffs and sporadic cacti dusted white with salt deposits. It…

Southbound out of Puerto Vallarta

The two weeks time spent in Puerto Vallarta played tricks on our minds, at once seeming to fly by and last forever.  Both the Laggner’s and Argelia’s bottomless generosity and hospitality helped us to settle right in.  Sarah joined us…

Caleta de Campos and Nexpa

The three of us had a head cleansing and invigorating experience at Pasquales. This location dished out a solid dose of heavy Mexican surf. Jakob and Paul had the experience first hand, being in the line up, paddling for the…

Welcome to mainland Mexico surfing

Yesterday Paul and I jumped into the water at Pasquales, a notoriously heavy beach break. To get there we sailed through the night and motored as close as we dared to the open sandy beach with no shelter for Patience.…

7 Days at Sea

Seven days can seem to flee swift as a northwind, soft as the flutter of a sail or as endless as the waves around me. My senses are filled with sights and smells and tactile newness in an environment that…