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

Dodging a Bullet with Hurricane Lidia

By Heidi & Kirk | Oct 17, 2023 |
Due West in hurricane proof mode for Hurricane Lidia, Oct. 10, 2023

In the good news department—cuz we could all use some good news these days, right?!—we, along with Tosh & Tikka, and s/v Due West “marked ourselves safe” from last week’s Cat 4 Hurricane Lidia. This is our fourth hurricane experience, and enough is enough… but maybe that’s the price you pay to live in paradise?…

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Summer Adventures in Vallarta + 2 Trips North

By Heidi & Kirk | Aug 20, 2023 |
Puerto Vallarta Malecon in the rain.

Land ho! This summer we’ve embarked on another house-sitting gig in a brand-new house, just a mile upstream from Playa Holi Beach, in Puerto Vallarta. While we’ve loved our years of condo-sitting for our friends Judy & Paul at their beautiful ocean-front Grand Venetian condo at Playa Holi, new adventures await us as we explore…

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Lāhainā Strong – Maui Strong

By Heidi & Kirk | Aug 20, 2023 |

As we write this blog post, Hurricane Hilary passed by Banderas Bay a couple of hundred miles to the west, leaving only some rain in Vallarta. Thanks to everyone who reached out with concern for our safety. We were glad to see this once category 4 hurricane was downgraded to a category 1 before making…

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Pueblo Magico: Ajijic (“Ah-he-heek”)

By Heidi & Kirk | May 5, 2023 |
Ajijic paleta store

What is a Pueblos Magico? And where is Ajijic? A Pueblo Magico is a small town recognized by the Mexican government for its “magical qualities”, whether that be its astonishing beauty, rich history, or extraordinary legends. The designation of “Pueblo Magico” is a mark of excellence and an indication that the town is well worth…

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Friends Soaking Up the Sun in PV

By Heidi & Kirk | Apr 25, 2023 |

One of the things we love about being in Puerto Vallarta is how many friends and family happen to come here to soak up the sun on their vacations. And while they may not be coming specifically to see us, we love the opportunity to meet up with them, share a meal, go whale watching,…

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