Category Archives: Mexico

Bertie Journal: Sailing to the Galápagos

February 22, 2018 Life on BERTIE continues to feel like an awful lot of work without much recreation time. Today’s visit with the Sapphires was especially appreciated, because it was a break in the semi-routine of cleaning, swabbing, cooking, thinking … Continue reading

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Bertie Journal: Sapphire

February 22, 2018 We weigh anchor at 1000 hours, to depart Puerto Angel, heading toward a more sheltered anchorage where we’ll be able to scrape the bottom. Heidi and I haul and flake the heavy ½” anchor chain. At least … Continue reading

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Bertie Journal: Puerto Angel

February 21, 2018 (Part 2) A fleet of pangas is moored in the cove, at least 140 at a quick glance, and more are pulled up onto the beach. Puerto Angel, Mexico: palm trees, thatched roofs, people fishing from the … Continue reading

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Bertie Journal: Night Watch/Herd o’ Turtles

February 21, 2018 It’s 6:10 AM. I just finished my 02:00-06:00 watch, my sixth completed watch so far on this journey. The 4 on/4 off schedule is a bit brutal. I’m hoping to settle into the rhythm of it soon. … Continue reading

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Bertie Journal: Underway!

February 19, 2018 We slipped the mooring in Acapulco and got underway at 07:00! It’s 08:41 now. I’ve helped raise the mainsail, loosened the vangs, coiled and stowed lines, and taken a turn at steering. I really was awful at … Continue reading

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Bertie Journal: The Great Egg Hunt

February 17, 2018 Vincente knows how to get stuff done. He’s our Acapulco water taxi, airport shuttle, question-answer man, and general fixer. He’ll get you a mooring, fuel, water. He’ll find the unfindable. He’s got connections. We start the day … Continue reading

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Bertie Journal: Acapulco Ashore

February 15, 2018 Our morning aboard Bertie is calm: coffee and a quiet breakfast. Little do I realize that my temperate zone brain is about to go on overload. Heidi and I are headed ashore for our first provisioning trip. … Continue reading

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