Considering a sailing adventure to Mexico? Just look at how engrossed that guy is in the book! Grab a copy of the Unauthorized Guide to Sailing in Mexico, and you too can find yourself sitting on a Mexican dock with an oversized (but very attractive) hat.

Unauthorized Guide to Sailing in Mexico

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Sunday
Jun302013

it's official: shit's getting real

We're up here San Diego amassing a pile of boat equipment, ready to head back down to Mexico in a couple of weeks. In the mean time I've been watching hurricane after hurricane spin up in southern Mexico and barrel northward, stopping 18 degrees north to make a hard left and die out in the Pacific.

The catch is that as the Sea of Cortez warms up, reaching over 90f in the peak of summer, cyclonic storms track directly in, or even hop over the Baja peninsula from the Pacific side.

One of our primary goals when we get back to Mexico is getting the f out of La Paz and putting ourselves in the more northern areas, at least with enough proximity to Puerto Escondido or Bahia de Los Angeles that if a cyclone is headed our way we'll have enough time to put ourselves in a relatively safe location and prepare.

Below is a YouTube video of Hurricane Marty hitting the very marina that Rebel Heart is sitting in now: Marina La Paz. I'll try our luck in a more protected bay with our own ground tackle, thank you very much. The camera work is shotty and the editing is circa 1966 but it captures a lot.

Reader Comments (4)

Stay safe my friend!!

June 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterErin

September is the usual "get ready!" month for hurricane seriousness in the Sea of Cortez. Don't worry too much - the water down here ain't that warm yet!! Historically, it is unlikely. But of course, never in history had they had a hurricane develop in the Tehuatepec first week of May... until we were there last year. Yep... fingers crossed is the best we can do! Just read my first 2 sentences again... and again!

June 30, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermeri sv Hotspur

It's so lovely in the SOC... I'm happy to hear you're going to explore up there instead of parking and waiting out the season in La Paz. We can't wait to go back someday. I'm really not a fan of Escondido, but loved hiking around Puerto Don Juan... the hurricane hole near BLA. Lots of great stuff to check out up there!

June 30, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbehan

at least you guys get to get back and rolling soon! I have another 2 months of watching storms from the otherside of the world before we rescue Sea Raven! fingers crossed!

July 3, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterterry
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