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Family Adventures in the US

By Heidi & Kirk | Nov 1, 2022 |

It’s been a minute (or four months!) since we last updated our Blog. Where does the time go? In this case, we’ve been busy traveling back to the US for a few different adventures.  Due West in Hurricane-prep mode. Everything strapped down, or down below, double lines to docks. After arriving in Puerto Vallarta in…

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Cruising Costalegre

By Heidi & Kirk | Jun 17, 2022 |

Costalegre translates as the “Cheerful Coast” and is a series of beaches, capes, and bays of various sizes sprinkled along the Pacific coast of Mexico, between Puerto Vallarta, in the state of Jalisco, and Manzanillo in the state of Colima. On our way south to Barra we had only explored Tenicatita. This time, heading north,…

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Happy 40th Birthday Due West!

By Heidi & Kirk | Jun 2, 2022 |

In early June, we celebrated Due West’s 40th birthday! We purchased her when she was 10 years old, and are forever grateful to our friend Kate-Kate who put us in touch with the former owner Frank, and for the way that everything in the universe aligned to bring Due West into our lives six months…

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Audios Amigo: Barra in the Rearview

By Heidi & Kirk | May 28, 2022 |

Adios Barra… it’s been real! Has it really been 2+ years?! My, how the pandemic made time fly! If you’ve been following our blog for a while, you know we had a visit to Barra de Navidad in our sights well before we left Seattle in 2015. So many of our cruising friends had been…

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Whirlwind: 6 Airports and 2 Countries in 3 Weeks

By Heidi & Kirk | May 1, 2022 |

While Kirk stayed home aboard Due West in Barra, working on boat projects, holding down the fort, and feeding and playing with Tosh & Tikka… Heidi trekked to the US, first for a functional medicine conference and then to visit family. Packing for potential weather extremes ranging from 95° in Texas to freezing temperatures and…

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