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!  

Why We Cruise...Finding Our Motivation, Charting a Course...

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Over a year has passed since we embarked on the Grand Adventure - travelling in our own vessel down the coast from Vancouver, Canada to La Paz, Baja California Sur - with only a few stops in between. The planning and learning that went into accomplishing this task had technically started the year before, but in reality everything we have done as a cruising couple in the past 35 years had led us to this journey. Dreamers and Doers ( Nordhavn’s terms for future and present owners and adventurers)...
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After Christmas Trip with FAMILY!!!

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New Years in Baja… Andrew and Adrienne’s Baja Adventure January - 2. Our second foray down to  Mexico happened right after Christmas, with number two son Andrew  and his girlfriend Adrienne. Of course, it being Christmas, we first had to travel to Denman Island for celebrations with family. Travel plans were tight but we were convinced it would work - unfortunately  the weather gods conspired against us and dumped a storm in our laps which managed to stop the ferries just in time for us to be ...
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Road Trip Over.. time for Christmas!

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December 10th TriCities Oregon Yesterday was not quite as long a day, but it was fairly miserable with fog and or rain mostly all the way. No snow though, although we saw evidence of previous falls on the side of the road. It was also very windy. Same old same old.  We made it up and through the passes out of California and into Oregon with no problem, just some traffic and trucks and not a few crazy leftover California drivers. The lunch stop at  a truck stop near Weed was pretty cool, stil...
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Overland Cruising the 5

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December 8th Lodi…. We left San Diego, in blinding sunshine, blue skies, and wonderful warmth (well, to us it was perfect, to the San Diegoions it was freezing and they were complaining bitterly, bundled in their sweaters and puffy jackets)… at 9, after dropping off the rental car and making some breakfast to eat on the way - and we arrived here in Lodi at Flag City RV park at just before 7. What a long day! However, the drive was pretty good, although we didn’t realize how windy it was until ...
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three days on the road

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December 2 day one of the road trip North. Which is hard to do, considering what kind of weather we are going back to - west coast winter at its finest!  We had a fabulous dinner last night at Steinbeck’s , the one restaurant at the marina we have not been to this year. Before that we chucked in the towels ( literally) around 430 after a day of cleaning and vacuuming and puttering:  when Lawrence poked his head into the master stateroom where I was on my knees vacuuming and streaming sweat an...
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Grati-tuesday???

  •  11/29/2016 3:01:08 PM
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Well, I am certainly grateful for days like this! I promised I wouldn't write again until we started out in the GWB on our trip North.... but hey - I'm allowed to change my mind. Last night we spent a delightful afternoon/evening with the OTHER Talbott's ( n/b the two t's) from Tororontto... on board their gorgeous N63 Piredmus... They were part of the Cubar last year, but we hadn't had a tour yet and I have to say, she is one beautiful ship! Tim and Michelle are rightfully proud of the great j...
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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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Blog site under construction!  Please excuse gaffs and guffaws... hopefully things will be up and running and ready to go when we head back down in February for two weeks of fun and sun and our first Mexico Holiday on our own boat!!!