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!  

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Our shakedown cruise

  •  12/2/2018
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Our shakedown cruise - after a few days of organizing the boat ( six months away from the boat, there's always work to be done) our crew members, son Andrew and his girlfriend Adrienne, flew in and made it from Cabo to La Paz on the Baja Ecco bus with no problems. They even had time for a 'welcome to Mexico Margarita' at one of the bars outside the airport. We spent the next day getting ready, and the kids headed to the fancy forbidden pool ( $30 American each for the privilege of sitting ther...
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dinner at Todo in Poco, our favourite stop on the drive down in Elk Grove, California

51.557N to 24.1426 N.. road trip to La Paz

  •  11/20/2018
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November 6 2018 We are presently landlocked in San Diego... having driven down here two weeks ago so that himself could take the 100 ton captain's license course.   Not that he can actually get the license - being Canadian, that is not available to us. I was thinking of taking it too but having seen the work they have had to put into this two week course, and with other ways available to occupy myself during the day, (playing tourist with my sister Eileen while she visited us for the week.. ...
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Gloucester Aventures and Future Plans

  •  9/17/2018
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The end of the summer is here - I know this because it snowed yesterday.  Thursday September the 13th… has to be some kind of record! However I cannot dwell on our weather, as it is to be expected and is totally benign - as opposed to the hurricanes and storms that are hitting the rest of the world. We have been glued to our computers trying to keep track of what is happening on the east coast of the US.. and of course  the Philippines… both our boats are in Mexico (Ensenada and La Paz) and this...
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croquet... of course..at Seaforth with Christy

Another Boatless Summer... and the fun never ends!

  •  8/15/2018
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Ah summer… months of hot weather, warm seas, and glorious boating opportunities. Unless, of course, your boat is down in Mexico.  This is our third summer   (have to do the calendar math here, not my strong suit… 2016, 2017, 2018 - yes) without a boat nearby in which to cruise the Pacific Northwest. We have always been lucky to find lots of alternative activities instead, and this summer has been no exception. I have done some things that ticked off items on the bucket list I didn’t even know I ...
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beautiful Concepcion

Road Trip! Blog-id: 184374 Sent from my iPhone

  •  5/29/2018
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Driving Home... The downside of having a boat in La Paz is that eventually, at least in our reality, we have to get our selves home. The boat gets to stay down there, and enjoy the heat and sun for five months... while we head north and enjoy our own beautiful BC summer. We still miss having the big boat up in the Pacific Northwest but after three (two and a half?) Sea of Cortez cruising seasons  we are pretty confident with our decision to buy the N50 and cruise Mexico and maybe parts further...
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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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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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