Monthly Archives: March 2011

3/13-3/15 Xcalak, Mexico

Before we left Bahia del Espiritu Santo we were not sure if we were going to go to Xcalak (pronounced Itch-Ka-Lack) to try and check out of Mexico, or Chinchurro Banks, which is just offshore from the mainland and apparently … Continue reading

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3/10-3/12 Bahia del Espiritu Santo, Mexico

It took us a while to get out of the cut and head south. It was yet again, another gorgeous morning complete with dolphin and turtle sightings. As soon as we were going in the right direction we were doing … Continue reading

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3/3-3/9 Punta Allen, Mexico

We got back from the Tulum ruins around 11:00 am., and Ted pulled up the anchor to head to Punta Allen around 11:30 p.m. Punta Allen was recommended to the Gualby Nation by a lady at Marina Paraiso. It is … Continue reading

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3/2-3/3 Tulum, Mexico

Bryan Romo gave us a wake up call at 3:30 a.m., and we made the 4:00 a.m. anchors aweigh. Unfortunately, we had to motorsail again due to the lack of wind and the strong current. We prefer to sail without … Continue reading

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2/27-3/1 Cozumel, Mexico

We could tell from bringing Gimpy to shore the night before that the water where we were anchored was aqua blue and swimming pool clear. We couldn’t wait to go swimming. But, Sunday morning we decided to take care of … Continue reading

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2/26 – Passage from Isla Mujeres to Cozumel, Mexico

We pulled anchor at 8 a.m. and everyone was excited to be moving again. We had been in Isla Mujeres longer than any other city. The rest of the flotilla was feeling the restlessness more than us, because they were … Continue reading

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2/16 -2/23 Trip to Savannah, GA

We decided to move to Marina Paraiso on Tuesday night in anticipation of our flight to Savannah on Wednesday at noon. We wanted to be able to leave early, because it was an international flight and we didn’t know exactly … Continue reading

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2/11-2/15 Waiting out a front in Isla Mujeres , Mexico

I have never in my life paid more attention to the weather. When the temperature drops, I immediately think about the type of ground our anchor is set in and the amount of protection we will get in the anchorage … Continue reading

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2/6-2/27 Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Saturday morning the captains went into town to begin the check-in process, but Monday was Constitution Day (how could we have forgot) so no government entities were open. We decided to just fly our quarantine flag and go into town … Continue reading

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February 5, 2011 The Salty Dog Arrives in Mexico-Gimpy’s Homecoming

A lot of people decide that they want to visit Mexico. This typically involves buying a ticket on an overbooked plane, dealing with stranger farts at the airports, being picked up by a hotel shuttle van, and forgetting about the … Continue reading

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