Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico – provisioning for the islands

So it has been a few days on the boat and all is good! We have a great crew and everyone gets along awesome! We spent a few days in Puerto Escondido getting things ready and having a little fairwell party with some of Tom and Kims sailing friends then we made it for Isla Danzante and then had a hell of a hard time beating the wind north to make it to bahia Ballandra on the northwest corner of Isla Carmen just after dark. We made a quick jump across to Loreto this morning catching another nice Bonito for breakfast. We went to a nice sunday market and stocked up on food for the next few weeks. We have decided to head south and spend more time in the islands and make our way south to La Paz for around the 20th of November. Also a snake somehow made it on board… Strange…

All for now, here are some crappy photos from my ipod, more go pro photos to post once in la paz!








Back on Karaka – Puerto Escondido, Baja California Sur Mexico!

After a great adventure in Mexico City and the rural mountains between Mexico City and Valle de Bravo, a few days with friends and families of friends in Valle de Bravo and Mexico City I have made it to my destination in Puerto Escondido, Baja California Sur, Mexico meeting up with my good friends Tom and Kim and crew on the 53ft ketch Karaka! I spent a few days with my friend Eduardo Ysla’s lovely family in La Paz testing out some different kayaks and teaching them some of the basics, sippin coconuts, and enjoying the hot baja sun! the Ysla family was so good to me, feeding me so well and helping me get everything done i needed to for the few days i was in La Paz. So i ended deciding on buying a 14ft kayak, a Necky Zoar, older plastic model made in Canada. A decent boat for a decent price $6,000 pesos ($465). I tried to see if it would fit on the bus to Puerto Escondido yesterday but unfortunately it did not work out so it will rest safe in La Paz until we arrive the mid to end of November. Very sad but we still got a little sit on top here to enjoy! So for now we got a full crew, myself, Tom, Kim, Stephen from San Diego who motorbiked down here, Eric from Chilliwack, BC in Canada and two folks from Argentina Estaban and Carola. We are preparing to head north in the Sea of Cortez for the next few weeks before we turn around and head south to La Paz to swap out some crew and provision for the pacific!

Exciting stuff!


The Crew chillin in the Harbour by Puerto Escondido Oct 25th, 2012

A month on Vancouver Island

So i worked some outdoor education contracts and then decided to go out to BC. Do some paddling, adventuring and get my level 2 BC sea kayak guide cert. I met up with my friend Matiss and we had a great adventure. We did some work for Go with the flow adventures, did a 5 day kayak trip around northern Quadra Island to Cortes Island. Met a Whaletown Dave, went sailing around Desolation Sound then i went off to Victoria and took my guide exam (click photos for full album).