How to Make the Perfect Margarita

Happy National Margarita Day! We sure are glad to be in Mexico for this special day. Here is the recipe for our favorite Grapefruity Margaritas from our very own GalleySwap! 1 fresh squeezed grapefruit 2-3 fresh squeezed oranges 1-2 fresh squeezed limes 2/3 cup Grand Marnier 1 cup Good Tequila I try to do about a 1:1 ratio of juice to liquor, so add more liquor if you have particularly juicy fruits. Shake and pour over ice. Serve in a salt rimmed “glass“. Garnish with a wedge of grapefruit or lime.

An un-traditional Thanksgiving

Since it’s just plain too hot to bake anything onboard we decided to have a decidedly un-traditional Thanksgiving. Not to mention I had no clue where to buy a whole turkey. We headed to the beach at Punta de Mita with the SUP. On the way we stopped off at our favorite taco place in La Cruz to have our “Thanksgiving Dinner”. Total cost: 12 bucks! This marks two years in a row that we did not have a turkey. Last year was spent moving aboard Camille. To be honest I don’t miss the piles of dishes. Though the leftover sure would...
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Provisioning and Lessons Learned

Before heading further south into Mexico we spent three months in Ensenada (60 miles south of the border) getting Camille ready and driving across the border to San Diego once a week to buy parts and gear. During this time I was learning what types of food are available at Mexican grocery stores but we had a hard time weaning ourselves from what’s familiar. So we filled Camille to the waterline with all of our favorite foods from Trader Joe’s and cases of wine from Whole Foods (only $2 per bottle and much better than the two buck Chuck from TJs!)....
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Crossing the Sea

Leaving Baja in our wake We’re in Mazatlan after our third crossing of the Sea of Cortez. We’re on our way to Puerto Vallarta where we will be spending the summer (aka hurricane season). Since early July we’ve been making our way south from the Loreto area and now all that is left is one overnight trip. We had a very long swell on our crossing which we’re attributing to the two hurricanes brewing down south. After the calm of the Sea it was nice to feel the motion of the ocean under our keel. Cooling off during the crossing...
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How to Prepare Fresh Chocolate Clams

ENSENADA BLANCA – This is Cesar. He runs the palapa bar on the beach of Ensenada Blanca. Icons on map are clickable for more information on anchorages, marinas, snorkel spots, etc. Zoom out for others. There is no written menu and only three meal choices: Fish Tacos, Ceviche, or Clams. When you order the clams you better have some time to sit back and enjoy a cerveza because after bringing your drinks Cesar will don his fins and snorkel and dive into the ocean to dig them up. Talk about fresh! Getting ready to get some clams After about 20-30...
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