We headed over to the Houston Space Centre bright and early on Saturday morning. Steve had always wanted to become an astronaut and, in fact, had applied to the Canadian Space Agency and made it to the top 10% of applicants during the last round of astronaut recruitment in 2016. Unfortunately for him, this visit … Continue reading Week 38 – Houston, We Have a Problem
Time to find and buy an RV in a foreign country! No biggie, right?! After our comfortable flight to Houston, Texas, we grabbed our rental car and headed out to Stafford, a suburb of Houston. We chose a cheap hotel near PPL Motorhomes, and I can see why it was so cheap! As soon as … Continue reading Week 37 – Goodbye Sailing, Hello RVing!
Since we were planning on selling our boat, we had cleaned and taken pictures of the interior and exterior. However, our broker, Robert, wanted to take some of his own pictures, which was great, since he had a wide-angle lens on his camera (much better than my cell phone). He arrived mid-morning and took some … Continue reading Week 36 – Mexico – Last week in Mexico: Big changes to come!
We were getting antsy to head north from the cute town of Perula in Bahia Chamela, around 100 nm south of Banderas Bay. We had been watching the weather closely for the past week and had determined that leaving on Monday around noon would be our best weather window. At this time of year, the … Continue reading Week 35 – Mexico – Back to La Cruz
We had a couple days left in Barra to get some last minute stuff done on the engine. Steve wanted to change out the impellor since we had a spare aboard - but it turned out that the spare that came with the boat was the wrong size, so he just had to put it … Continue reading Week 34 – Mexico – La Manzanilla and Isla Pajarera (and lots of movies)
We raised anchor at 9 am to head south from Bahia Chamela to Tenacatita, our first stop on the way to Barra de Navidad. We were ready to sail and didn’t want to overheat the engine - our speed on the way down averaged an excruiciatingly slow 2.5 knots. Once we got over the slowness … Continue reading Week 33 – Mexico – Chamela to Barra de Navidad
Steve and I spent the day preparing for a 100 nm passage from La Cruz to Bahia Chamela, around the formidable Cabo Corrientes. I headed ashore in the dinghy and took the bus to Bucerias to pick up groceries. I bought way too much stuff and loaded most of it into my dry bag backpack … Continue reading Week 32 – Mexico – Cruising South to Chamela