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Mexico

Introducing Camille | The Saloon

The saloon is the main living area on a boat. On our little boat this includes the living room, dining room, galley, and navigation station. Under all the built in furniture are water tanks, fuel tanks, batteries, an inverter, a battery charger, food, gear, water and head pumps, a refrigerator compressor and countless other things to keep a boat as self-sufficient as possible. Today we took measurements to squeeze in a watermaker which will allow us make freshwater from seawater making us even more self-sufficient. For a list of gear we have added or plan to add see our Finances page.  Read...
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Border Crossings

We are getting settled in Ensenada. Our goal for the next month is to outfit the boat so that we will be able to make fresh water and have enough battery power to run all the systems that are onboard Camille. This weekend we took the bus back to the border to pick up our van from the US. We don’t want to stray too far from the boating supply center of SoCal just yet. See the Finances page for our list of gear complete with prices. Today we drove the dinghy around the bay to test out our new outboard and...
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Arrival in Mexico!

November went by fast! Portland one week and Mexico the next. After (finally!) finding a boat which suited both of our needs, we jet-setted down to San Diego for survey and sea trial in early November. After given the all-clear from the surveyor we only had 14 days to finalize the sale, put our jobs on hold, move out of our house, sell all the big things and move the rest into our cargo trailer and 1-ton passenger van. Thanksgiving week we left the freezing temps of Portland and drove south. As the scenery rolled by at 60mph it just kept getting warmer....
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Introducing Camille | Guest Bedroom aka V-berth

We are slowly getting moved aboard and it is amazing just how much stuff a little boat can swallow up. The weather has been San-Diego-perfect and after the freezing temps we were experiencing in Portland we feel like we have found paradise already!  Read more about Camille… Coronado Bridge  Downtown San Diego Camille’s V-berth (guest bedroom) looking forward Camille’s V-berth (guest bedroom) looking aft

Cruisers Once Again!

As of last night my parents are officially cruisers once again! For the second time in their lives they sold nearly everything and moved aboard a sailboat to see the world – only this time without me. They report having slept great and my mom even said she noticed herself smiling all morning. Congratulations! We can’t wait to visit! Follow their blog here. Their new Hunter 45CC Prana under sail   Mom and Dad