Sailing adventures of Captain Kirk, Heidi, Tosh & Tikka...

Road Trip to PV COVID-Style

By admin-heidi | Oct 28, 2020 |

So yes, Kirk needed more of his favorite coffee, but that wasn’t the main reason for our road trip to Puerto Vallarta. While it’s a two-day sail away, it’s only about a 4-5 hour car ride—depending on the number of stops for photos of roadside attractions—like designer bus stops out in the middle of nowhere,…

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The Daily Grind… Barra

By Heidi & Kirk | Oct 20, 2020 |
La Ventana Coffee, Puerto Vallarta

We often get asked, “What exactly do you DO all day in paradise?” Well, if you’re thinking hammocks and rum drinks by the pool all day long, it’s NOT that. Our days probably look a lot like yours… maybe minus the palm trees? Sunrise over Marina Isla de Navidad starts the day. After the VHF…

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Trying to Reason with the COVID Hurricane Season

By Heidi & Kirk | Sep 30, 2020 |
©KarenKey - photo of Kirk & Heidi at the Friends of Isla de Navidad Fundraiser

Wow, this crazy 2020 year just keeps on getting crazier. With another month to go in the official “hurricane season” (ending Nov. 30), we are HOPEFUL that we don’t get more storms this year. But we’re staying humble cuz we don’t want to jinx it. Hurricane Genevieve passed near by in August (along with three…

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96° In The Shade… Real Hot!

By Heidi & Kirk | Jul 21, 2020 |
96° in the Shade - Heidi Hammock Time

What a long, strange summer it’s been…and it’s only mid-July! How are you dealing with the COVID-craziness, protests, rallies, and summer heatwaves? We hope you are staying WELL. We are still “Sheltering in Paraiso“, hunkered down in Barra de Navidad, about 150 miles south of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. We arrived here in late February, thinking…

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Sheltering In Place in Paraíso

By Heidi & Kirk | Apr 5, 2020 |
Heidi & Kirk at Secret Beach, Jalisco

Crazy times we’re living in. How are things where you are? Things are changing by the day or by the hour in Mexico. The government is finally getting serious about this pandemic. The country is basically on “shelter-in-place” orders now, just in time to STOP the revelers of Semana Santa (Easter Week) from a mass ascension…

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