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!  

just a few pics...

  •  4/26/2017 2:47:27 PM
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View from the top of the world... swimming pool up the hill at the condos. imagine seeing that every day??? Or for that matter, imagine seeing this every day?  may look like a fibreglass shoe box or a stack of iPhones but today when I walked past her ('Venus') the transom was down and there were lawn chairs, tables, and umbrellas back there.  All very, very, civilized. On the other hand, this never gets dull either.  Love the evenings here, and love that it's still warm and you can swim as the...
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La Paz - Getting Ready

  •  4/25/2017 9:20:29 AM
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we arrived at the marina a few days ago and I have to confess it was with a little pang that we came down the dock to see Northern Ranger I waiting for us.  I had to give her lots of love and tell her it wasn't her, it was us...and someone will fall head over heels and whisk her off on new adventures!  But seriously, when we stepped on board we were , like, 'oh yeah, this is why we fell in love'... but the lure of a little more room and a little more speed are strong. We don't doubt our decisio...
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Done Deal!

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Soon to be Northern Ranger II at her spot in Chula Vista! Last night in San Diego... I would be sad except we have another big adventure ahead of us ( bring Northern Ranger I up from La Paz... that constitutes a BIG adventure!!!).. we have accomplished a lot with the help of some very clever people ... Jeff Merrill who  made it all happen... Gale and Mary Plummer who  provided us with the  perfect boat that tipped the scales and gave us the opportunity to take the plunge... Bob Senter who as us...
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We did it!

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We are sitting in the saloon of our new Nordhavn 50, after having had a fun and busy couple of days with Jeff Merrill, (boat broker extraodinaire and good friend)  Lee the Captain, ( owners are in Florida playing on their new boat so a captain had to represent them and pilot their boat three or four miles offshore to do the deed)  Paul the lawyer (there's always a lawyer involved, right???) .... and then numerous stores to make the boat habitable for the next week.  NOT that it wasn't!!  we just...
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The Story - One Month of Ch-ch-ch-changes...

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Thursday February 23rd What happens when you find someone else  that makes it possible for you to consider asking for a divorce and marrying another boat? Now, granted, we kind of consider ourselves serial boat owners… monogamy has not been our strong suit in past  boat relationships.          Our first boat together... a Tanzer 26..... Pagoo... she was very... blue....    our Campion 30 Trawler.. home for several years and project boat of Philbrooks for many years...                  North ...
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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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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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