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The biggest beard in El Salvador

The biggest beard in El Salvador

One of my good friends from graduate school spent a lot of time in El Salvador and loved it, so I really wanted to follow suit. And, in fact, there were some parts that I really did love. But there were also some parts that I wasn’t crazy about. For the last nine years, Bill and Jean have done a phenomenal job organizing the El Salvador Rally. Similar to the Baja Ha-Ha, the El Salvador Rally is intended to create…

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The Cost of Cruising: April

The Cost of Cruising: April

I can’t believe it’s already May. But here we are, and we’ve logged another month of expenses. I was hoping that because we did a little less boat maintenance and ate at restaurants a little less, we’d spend less money. That was partly true, but it wasn’t the significant decrease I had hoped for. There were a few “surprise” expenses, like medicine for Yuki and new charts for Central America. Plus, food in Mexico is particularly inexpensive when compared to…

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Adiós, Mexico!

Adiós, Mexico!

Philippe and I had an uneventful Tehuantepec crossing (map). The Tehuantepec can be a big deal, since the wind funnels from Texas and the Gulf of Mexico through the skinniest part of Mexico. This can create some high winds and big waves, leading most sailors heading south post up in Huatulco to wait for a weather window. We stuck to that plan as well, and caught a weekend weather window with absolutely no wind. We started out hugging the shoreline,…

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