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

Ho Ho Ho!

By Heidi & Kirk | Dec 24, 2019 |
Ho Ho Ho from s/v Due West

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to all of our family, friends, and readers near and far. We had hoped to slip our lines last week and sail a few days south to Barra de Navidad by Christmas. Since the town is named “Christmas” we’ve heard it’s a fun place to be. But apparently, Neptune has…

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Nose to the Grindstone

By Heidi & Kirk | Dec 15, 2019 |
Kirk, nose to the grindstone on another project that just cropped up when we least expected it... rebuilding the engine fuel lift pump. It's always something... it's a boat!

Happy December! We moved back aboard Due West on Thanksgiving day, and are grateful to be back home from our condo-sitting gig during hurricane season. Tosh and Tikka were super happy to be home as well, and got right back into the swing of boat life faster than we did! Although Kirk spent all of hurricane season…

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It’s a Family Affair!

By Heidi & Kirk | Oct 3, 2019 |
Teresa, Arne & Kirk

One of the best things about being in Puerto Vallarta is it’s international airport, with easy flights to and from the US, so lots of friends and family have been able to visit us. And honestly friends and family are really the only things we miss about the US… Well, maybe Trader Joe’s too! Luckily…

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Boats, Planes, and Electric Cars: A Visit to the US

By Heidi & Kirk | Aug 10, 2019 |

If you read our last blog post you’ll know we got some bad news about our 27-year-old oil-leaking diesel, Michael P. Engine. (Yes, that’s Kirk with all that hair, 27-years ago when we first installed the engine!) So we were hoping the engine fairy would help us out… Well, we’re here to tell you that…

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Interloping Iguanas & The Banderas Bay Sand Trap

By Heidi & Kirk | Jun 27, 2019 |
Freda at the Pride Parade, PV 2019

Happy Summer! We continue to re-live our amazing Cuban adventures, and feel so lucky to have visited just before the US once again slammed the door hard on Cuba, claiming that they are instigating unrest in Venezuela and Nicaragua. But if you have visited this small Caribbean nation, you’d know that’s not very likely. If…

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