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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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Bertie Journal: Acapulco Afloat

February 14, 2018 The first thing I do when I arrive at the Acapulco airport: start taking all my clothes off. Shoes, socks. Long pants. Hoody sweatshirt. T-shirt. I just flew in from Anchorage, Alaska, so there are a lot … Continue reading

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