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!  

photographs from the otherworld

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I am going to just post some photos that were actually meant for the blog as we moved along, but with the one photo limit I couldn't use them... and rather than do the hard thing and slot them into their appropriate posts, I am going to do the lazy thing because I really need to get out of the boat and help with the washing! besides, if someone sees a picture and wants to know more they can review the blog hahahahaha!  bear with me.... hope this works.... Images from Agua Verde Images from Isl...
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Screaming Blue Northers, Calle Partida, and Back to La Paz

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Sunday morning - good Lord, December 10th. Time to leave! Christmas is around the corner, we have been accidentally  listening to Christmas music on the Sirius radio ( they keep sneaking it in between Margaritaville and Pencil Thin Mustache)… The wind still hasn’t stopped.  Granted, it is not blowing in the mid 40’s any more, but it is still annoying. Most of the boats left yesterday, which makes the anchorage blissfully uncluttered. But the wind and yes, the clouds, make it less than perfect! ...
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December 3 Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men and Boaters

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December 3 - Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men and Boaters… Well, the weather man has spoken - our trip north is once again being cut short! Not that we have to go home right away, just that we have decided to head south now to avoid the Screaming Blue Norther that is threatening. And of, course, according to the weather charts, the worst of the blow is right when we were planning to be up near and in Bahia Concepcion and then heading down to La Paz. It is predicated to last for the whole week…wh...
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Thoughts and Such

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Thoughts and Such There is a lot to do when you plan a voyage - and to be honest, once you have done the whole trip (Vancouver to San Diego, San Diego to the Sea of Cortez)…you realize that it is the tip of an iceberg. Now that we are here, all the work we did seems more like play, although it was pretty expensive play! The hard part is over - for now. We are where we want to be and able to travel around as we please, although not to the extent some of the people we have met are able to. But th...
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December 2 Honeymoon Cove, Isla Danzante

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December 2nd Second day in Honeymoon Cove. There is only the other sailboat and ourselves here, although a panga brought a group to the beach for the day: did not affect us as we left in the morning to go adventuring and were gone most of the day. First, (after a breakfast of dorado kedgeree… yummy!) we headed over to Puerto Escondido in the dinghy to scope it out and to see if we could get some cell phone coverage. Worked like a charm - trip over in the dinghy was good, scenery is amazing, go...
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December 1 Honeymoon Cove, Isla Danzante

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December 1 Oh my goodness… 24 days till Christmas. Anyway, enough of that. We have just upped the anchor and headed north out of Agua Verde, after spending the night. A little rolly-polly but nothing untoward. This morning I took the kayak to the beach and walked partway up the rocky hill next to us so I could get photos of the boat from above. Marginal success… but at least I got some exercise! There is a small SUV with a rooftop tent parked on the beach, with a little kayak and an outdoor co...
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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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