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

The Flamingo Regatta

By Heidi & Kirk | Mar 22, 2022 |
Due West sailing in the Barra de Navidad Flamingo Regatta

A BIG HUGE THANK YOU to all of you who donated money to our Barra De Navidad Cruise-in-Week Flamingo Regatta FUNdraising race for the local schools, which we participated in, in February. The event was a huge success thanks to many of you! First a little background on the regatta and how we’ve been involved the…

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Costalegre Sur With Friends 

By Heidi & Kirk | Feb 25, 2022 |
Costalegre ocean and beach

Our dear friends Laura & Will joined us again for more adventures in Mexico. We had hoped to take them out sailing, but Due West was preoccupied getting ready for the Flamingo Regatta, and not quite sail-ready for their visit. Laura and Heidi worked together many moons ago (30+!) We’ve all been fast friends since,…

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Feliz Año 2022

By Heidi & Kirk | Jan 2, 2022 |

Happy New Year from Barra de Navidad! Our recent post Feliz Navidad de Barra de Navidad brought you up to speed on the pre-Christmas festivities in this town named Christmas. But we must have been really good last year cuz Santa brought us a treat! Christmas morning, rather than snow, we woke up to this……

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Panama Posse & Adventure Scientists

By Heidi & Kirk | Dec 31, 2021 |

For the last several years we have joined the Panama Posse Rally. The Panama Posse is a cruising rally for sailors traveling the waters of Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean.  Even though we have yet to leave Mexico, by being members of the Panama Posse each year, we get significant discounts on moorage and…

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Feliz Navidad de Barra de Navidad

By Heidi & Kirk | Dec 24, 2021 |

Since before we left Seattle we had always planned to spend Christmas in Barra de Navidad, translated: “ Christmas Bar” (bar meaning a river delta sandbar not a watering hole!) We had heard wonderful things about Barra and their Christmas decorations and celebrations from cruising friends for many years. And Christmas is Kirk’s favorite holiday.…

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