Northern Ranger Heads South - New Latitudes, New Adventures! 

We have had a change of heart - a while ago we had the opportunity to trade up to a Nordhavn 50. It was too much of a deal to pass up, and although we absolutely love the 46, we saw an opening for dealing with the un-acknowledged two foot ( four foot) itis and we bought Worknot, an N50 we had the pleasure of meeting on the 2015 Cubar cruise. The story has unfolded through this blog somewhat - and now we have done the Cubar 2017, in our new Northern Ranger II - another stellar Nordhavn that we have totally fallen in love with. 

In a perfect world, we would be able to keep the 46 up in Canada and cruise her around the Pacific Northwest, but that is not possible. We are hoping that someone will fall in love with her the way we did, and we will once again be a one boat family ( I lie .... we have about 14 little boats up at the lake and down on the coast and on the 50 - but it would be nice to divest ourself of the 46 and make someone else's life perfect the way ours was when we found her.

And so the story continues - we are back in Mexico, the future is unclear but I see more cruising ahead! And again, we have found the boat of our dreams, our forever boat, and we know she will take us on lots more adventures! 

Some photos from our two legs down to La Paz - Anacortes to San Diego, and then the Cubar Rally , from San Diego to La Paz!  
Great form Lawrence!

Back to La Paz and On The Road Again Blog-id: 184374

  •  5/13/2018
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Puerto Escondido to Juanico and South...  We decided to do a run north all the way to Juanico, and spend a few days with Sea Level before they head further up  and we turn and make our way South. The winds have been problematic, and when we arrived in Juanico we chose the southern anchorage to minimize the  swell and buffeting we anticipated . It was beautiful, and fun to be close to the magnificent spires we had snorkelled and kayaked around last time. But the wind made snorkelling a questi...
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Varnebank getting ready to host a wedding at sea!

End of Season Travels Blog-id: 184374 Sent from my iPhone

  •  5/4/2018
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San Francisco Bay We have started on our last cruise for this season - spring is upon us, summer is approaching, and we are hoping to get some warmer weather and water for this trip, before we button everything up and call it a day.   Our first stop was Isla San Francisco, where we met up with Sealevel II and Varnebank. The best part of this reunion is we were part of a Wedding Ceremony at Sea, celebrating the marriage of an old friend of Christy and Ken’s. We met the happy couple last year at...
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the ever-lovely Northern Ranger II

Juanico to La Paz

  •  4/13/2018
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The bar is set high  here in Caleta San Juanico - we almost have it all. Huge bay providing protection from most winds- check. Clean white sand beaches littered only  with beautiful shells and amazing rocks - check. Reefs and pinnacles that are home to osprey and pelican and many other birds..check. Snorkeling that rivals the sea life in the Pacific Northwest - check.  Add in sunshine, water that has become tolerable for swimming and snorkelling, and beautiful  coves and caves to explore with k...
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North to Concepcion Sent from my iPhone

  •  4/8/2018
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We are slowly working our way north - weather was great for the two day run from La Paz to Puerto Escondido, and we had a lovely first evening anchored in San Everisto. Second day of travelling was as calm and flat as it could be, no whale sightings unfortunately but we had dolphins and Mobula rays leaping around us. One of those magic days on the water that fulfills your wildest imaginings! No fish though. I had both lines in the water the entire time and didn’t even get a skipjack! The first ...
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Back to La Paz

  •  3/14/2018
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Gee it's great to be back home again... well, if you consider La Paz and Costa Baja kind of our home... but here we are, preparing for the next leg of our Mexican adventure. We found a decent window to cross over, and after saying goodbye and spending a few more hours with the children at the La Cruz English School, we untied our lines and took off. Plamor, who was staying at Paradise Village, headed out at the same time, and we were all anticipating the security of buddy boating across f...
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Winding Down in La Cruz

  •  2/25/2018
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More on La Cruz... because we are still here!  Cruising alone has brought us to a different place. Coming to a town where we already have a small cohort of friends who are part of the community  has enriched the experience exponentially. Instead of walking through town without actually engaging anyone, I now see children I recognize from the school, or from the afternoon English  classes in Octopus’s Garden, where locals 5 to 50 and maybe more take lessons from permanent and temporary ex-pat lo...
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Loved reading your blog Penny.   How will I know when you post something or do I have to go in and "look"?

 

 sandra nerreter  11/22/2017

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How exciting for you!  A new boat is always a dream come true.  I came across NRI for sale on yachtworld.com which brought me here, and I have enjoyed reading your blog entries.  It has been my life's dream to own a N46 for my wife and I to retire to, one day.  We can always dream!  Fair winds and following seas to you, and maybe we will see you along the way, some day.

 Jim & Tara  8/28/2017

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---Reply posted by Penny Talbot on 8/28/2017
Hi Jim and Tara! thanks for the kind words... we have loved NRI and she is a wonderful vessel to retire on - hold onto the dream, and I hope that you find your forever boat waiting for you in the future! ( just not ours... although that would be lovely... but we would really like to sell her earlier than later.. she has many many miles end years of adventures in her yet and she needs to be out there making someone very, very happy!)
Cheers!
Penny

Looks kinda hot. Still be rainy and cool here for a few months. WAnt to trade? No really that sun can be very bad for your skin. And any more than 5 drinks a day can be bad for you, but need 7 for hydration, or at least good dance moves. What's a girl to do?

 BillC  4/27/2017

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GREAT photos Penny !!!  Sounds like you are having a wonderful adventure !!!!

Travel safe and we will see you soon, in La Paz at Costa Baja !!!

Kim

 Kim   10/31/2016

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...getting up at 3 in the morning to look at the stars... I love it, such a picture in my mind. I'm so enjoying your travels Penny. I feel like I'm in your back pocket...learning so much about living on the water.

 Mary Lou  5/16/2016

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