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!  

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!

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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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June 6th.... moving along !

  •  6/7/2017 2:55:27 PM
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June 6… Water Water Everywhere…. no boards shrinking though, but we seem to be going through the sargasso sea ( is that really a thing?) Reminds me of coming down to San Diego, and having to go miles offshore before we headed into the bay - issues with seaweed.                                                                                                     Night Lights... not much to see!!!! Same same… we are north of Turtle Bay,  having decided in the wee hours not to go in there for a bre...
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June 2, 2017 - Delivery trip… Northern Ranger I Cabo to Ensenada…June Bashing..

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Annnd….we’re off.  Puerto Los Cabos 0630…Fingers crossed, you never jinx  something as momentous as a departure on a potentially long and fraught trip. So - we have untied, the sun has come up, we have dodged the numerous pangas draping their nets across the bay heading out of Puerto Cabo - and the few fishermen plying the waters outside the entrance, probably trying to catch the twin to the rooster fish I watched a couple of local young men catch off the breakwater yesterday.  Today it is more...
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Stuck? in Los Cabos??

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No we have not dropped off the face of the earth.  Yes we were supposed to be bashing our way up north and all that exciting stuff... but we are not. Several stars  have converged to keep us here at the marina at Puerto Los Cabo... San Jose del Cabo... which is not a bad place to be kept! The most interesting  thing that keeps us here is the possibility in my mind  that perhaps maybe someone would actually prefer to buy a boat down here and keep it here, rather than find their 'forever boat' u...
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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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