Northern Ranger Heads South - New Latitudes, New Adventures! 

Northern Ranger, our 46 foot Nordhavn foreverboat, is now down in La Paz, Mexico, after two fun-filled and exciting  voyages - one in September, which saw us go from Vancouver BC to San Diego California in eight days, and the second in November, when we joined the CUBAR rally and hopped down to La Paz in eleven days. Now we can start doing what we  have dreamed of doing - spend time cruising around the Sea of Cortez and maybe going even farther one day! 

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!  

Countdown to Cubar...or ... Chaos is Just a State of Mind

  •  8/14/2017 5:53:09 PM
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We are in Ensenada on Northern Ranger I, hull newly polished, bottom paint newly applied,  just-varnished teak shining in the sun ( it’s sunny!!!!!  hooray!!!) , miscellaneous mechanical issues all taken care of.  Two days ago we were in San DIego, moving Northern Ranger II over to Marine Group ( the small yard… yeah, right..some mighty fine yachts there!) in Chula Vista, all hauled out and  ready to be worked on ( again, miscellaneous mechanical issues, some electrical gremlins to be chased do...
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July 25th… San Diego, Ensenada, and points in between

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We have spent the past week or two  down in either Ensenada or in Chula Vista, organizing boat yards and such, and getting to know our new boat. While we wait for the yard in Mexico to prep Northern Ranger I for new bottom paint and a spiffy new coat of varnish on all the teak ( after taking everything down to the wood and the bottom coat)…                                                                  Why we have the hull cleaned monthly.. tube worms down here, not barnacles                ...
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There’s a Reason You Should Always Sleep on the Same Side of the Bed.

  •  7/13/2017 5:43:34 PM
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The past few months have been a veritable roller coaster of activity - from the moment we hopped on Northern Ranger I to bring her up to Ensenada to sell until now, we have probably not been in the same place for more than 5 days… and at one point, I figured we had slept in 5 different beds in 7 days. Which accounts for the title… it’s hard enough waking up in a different bed every morning and not knowing where you are, but if you have to get out of said bed in a hurry,  and you are on the wrong...
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Planes Boats and Automobiles

  •  6/15/2017 5:37:29 PM
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June 15th.. well, Worknot is now officially a Canadian Boat named Northern Ranger II !!!!  hurrah!  So hopefully while we are up north ( freezing I might add) the nice man from SeaMonster on Shelter Island is changing the name for us. We will be heading back down to San Diego on Saturday, but this time we will drive our little red truck so we can take the kayaks with us. We plan on doing it in four days, with a  stop over in Bend for the weekend for a visit with the Dents ( N50 Colibri)… then  ...
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7 days, one short layover, 750 miles... DONE!

  •  6/7/2017 7:12:44 PM
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We are a little bit superstitious on the Good Ship Northern Ranger I. Not really really superstitious.. we just like to exercise a bit of caution in regards to certain things. Me probably more than LT.. I have little talismans that I have collected from various forays into the Rest of the World… a glass God’s eye from Greece ( or Rhodes? )… a miniature rosary from the cathedral  in Oaxaca… a Canadian First Nations’ stuffy dragonfly… a couple of odd things in the master stateroom given to us by ...
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Thoughts From The Night Watch

  •  6/7/2017 2:59:54 PM
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If I got another dog I’d name it Lugger. Great name for a bulldog… but I’m not getting another dog. But I do  love my Lugger. Night watch on an offshore cruise is like a teenage gamer’s dream..pitch black all around, you are surrounded by numerous glowing occasionally beeping screens, all trying to get your attention, and you are sitting in a pile of granola wrappers, cracker crumbs, and empty gatorade bottles. “Depends” for long rough  passages.  No explanation needed. We are told that in o...
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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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