Sailing Nakamal



Read about our preparations and the Baja HaHa Cruisers’ Rally

AwesomeMapClick here to see the current version of the awesome map created by Captain John showing where we’ve been!


Year 3

May 2018

Cuastecomates A town (and beach) for all

March 2018

San Sebastian and Mascota A trip back in time…all the way to the Stone Ages!


Year 2 – In which we settle in

December 2017

Celebrating Christmas in Mexico Hint: It starts on Dec 12 and ends on Feb 2.

November 2017

A Day in Life What DO you do all day?


October 2017

In which I answer reader questions – like how do  afford your lifestyle and do you feel safe there. Also you can also learn some Fun Facts about Mexico!

Green Card! Now I control my travel schedule.

Sept 2017

Summer Recap After a long gap – plus Hurricane Irma devastation in the British Virgin Islands

May 2017

Colima Tour Or, we see it all and a lot of it was “drive-by”

April 2017

Coming Unglued Or, Nakamal finally sets sail again!

Tenacatita Bay, Jalisco, MX – This is why we cruise

Barra de Navidad – Our First Week (or, This is why we cruise, cont’d)

Barra de Navidad – Information starter kit

February 2017

Hope Facebook isn’t all blather after all

January 2017

Liberacion de Tortuguitas Swim Theron! Swim!

About the Olive Ridley Sea Turtle or, stuff I think I’ve learned

About the Campamento Tortuguero Boca de Tomates Nan and Antonio are cool people


The first year – when it was all new

December 2016

Amigos del Norte As if I needed an excuse to eat and drink….

Livin’ on Chica Loca John and Elinore become total turistas for a day

November 2016

Sayulita Day trip to a surfing town

El Dia de los Muertos Hallowe’en and honoring the dead

Giving Thanks and celebrating a year in La Cruz

October 2016

My Dental Experience

Just Add Water Summer survival for gringos got nothin’ on local hardships

September 2016

Food Shopping in Mexico My own personal observations

August 2016

Upstate NY in August…or, What I Did On My (Other) Summer Vacation

July 2016

When on permanent vacation…....take another vacation! Fun in Bucerias

June 2016

Una Aventura Con Eduardo y Su Familia Wherein I am schooled in the art of Spanish conversation

Recapping June 2016 from Marina La Cruz (written in July so don’t be fooled by the display date)

May 2016

Jardines Botanicas Jessica and Elinore go to the jungle

Fiesta del Viento John and Elinore go to the beach

April 2016

On the Hard Nakamal leaves the water, and we leave Nakamal

April in La Cruz Random scenes and events – there’s even cheerleaders!

March 2016

Comin’ to America

Pail Hop Gulfo de California – get ready!

Sidewalks Just another Mexican adventure

February 2016

Ocean Grill Hike and More Bus Adventures

Altavista Petroglyphs

Jamurca Hot Springs

Scenes Seen Around La Cruz We’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto

January 2016

Sewing But this isn’t in my job description!

Punta de Mita A break from sewing

On the Hook We’re just a couple of swingers!

Isla Marietas

At One With Nature Well, poop.

December 2015

La Cruz de Huanacaxtle La Crooz de wan-a-cox-lee

Mercados de La Cruz

#BoatLiving Part 2

Riding the Combi and Buses in Banderas Bay (updated 19 June 2016)

Christmas Sights in La Cruz


And……we’re off!

October – November 2015

Bienvenido a Mexico Bahia Tortuga

Leg 2 and Bahia Santa Maria

Leg 3 and Cabo San Lucas

San Jose del Cabo

Marina Mazatlan

Mazatlan adventures that don’t involve WalMart

Old Mazatlan


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