Ketch Karaka, Sea of Cortez, Baja California Sur, Mexico. October 2012

For more information about the 53ft steel haul ketch named Karaka, please click here.

Here is a compilation of some of my Go-pro footage from my time aboard Ketch Karaka between Oct 2012 and Oct 2013.

Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, French Polynesia

for more photos and stories: https://zackkruzins.com/karaka/

Music from Youtube Audio Library: Topher Mohr and Alex Elena – Giant Leap

I originally saw a crew wanted post in one of the couchsurfing international groups on http://www.couchsurfing.org back in October 2010. Even though I was in Mexico at the time, I decided to book a flight down to join from the end of November 2010 in Golfito, Costa Rica. We sailed north to La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico via the remote Isla Clarion. For my blog write up from this adventure please see links below:

November 2010: Golfito Costa Rica

December 2010: Sailing Golfito to Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

January 2011: Sailing Costa Rica to Mexico with no engine via Isla Clarion

I enjoyed the simplicity and lifestyle so much that I decided to join again for a longer period of time. So from October 2012 to October 2013 Ketch Karaka was my home once again. I acquired 3 proper sea kayaks in La Paz and we sailed from Mexico down to Costa Rica via the remote Isla de Coco. I then left for a few months to work guiding sea kayak trips in Santa Catalina, Panama (Feb-Apr) to make some money for the long trip to the south pacific. In May we we off on a long offshore passage to the remote islands of French Polynesia. In mid October 2013 my 3 month visa was up and I flew onwards to New Zealand.

Timeline of my Blog Posts from Oct 2012 to Oct 2013:

October 24th 2012: Puerto Escondido, Baja California Sur, Mexico

October 28th 2012: Provisioning in Loreto

November 20th 2012: Sailing Puerto Escondido to La Paz

December 6th 2012, Good Times in La Paz

December 12th 2012, Cabo San Lucas

January 23rd 2013, 42 offshore from Cabo to Costa Rica

  May 12th 2013, Panama City Provisioning for the South Pacific

July 31st 2013: 54 Days offshore from Panama to French Polynesia

July/August, 2013: Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia

August, 2013: Tuamotus Archipelago, French Polynesia

September, 2013: Tahiti

October, 2013: Moorea

For the full albums of all my photos from my adventures. Check out my Flickr Photo Albums