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

RIP Dad—The World Lost A Great River Man…

By Heidi & Kirk | Dec 14, 2021 |
Verne Huser sailing on Due West

The world lost a great river man when Heidi’s Dad, Verne Carl Huser, left this planet on the night of the Beaver Full Moon, Nov. 18, 2021. Verne passed away peacefully in the presence of family in Salt Lake City, Utah, a few months shy of his 91st birthday. He was a longtime river runner,…

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PVR to SLC and Adios to Albuquerque

By Heidi & Kirk | Dec 10, 2021 |
©stephanie-klepacki-unsplash, Rio Grande Bosque, Albuquerque

If you’ve ever been to Albuquerque (ABQ), New Mexico, you know it’s one of those places that’s hard to get to from anywhere… especially from Mexico! Heidi’s dad Verne and his wife Willa had lived on a ranchette along the Bosque of the Rio Grande (above photo). But Verne had to move into assisted living…

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A Day in the Life of a Hurricane Named Nora

By Heidi & Kirk | Oct 11, 2021 |

As much as we love tropical Mexico, you’re always taking your chances living in the tropics during hurricane season— which used to run June through October. But due to evolving climate change affecting seawater temperatures and weather patterns, it now extends from May through November, more than half the year. Yikes! Historically, Pacific Coast Mexico has…

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Eye-Eye Cappy!

By admin-heidi | Jul 26, 2021 |
Heidi & Kirk at Barra de Navidad Cruise-In Week 2021

Apologies for the recent radio silence. Somehow life has gotten in the way of blogging, including both of us having unexpected eye surgeries in the past few months. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves yet… when we last wrote, we were getting ready to participate in Barra’s Cruise-In week including fundraising, school and library…

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Barra de Navidad Cruise-In

By admin-heidi | Feb 20, 2021 |
Barra de Navidad

It’s been a minute since our last post… So what have we and Due West been up to lately? For starters, we’re getting ready to FUNd RACE in the Barra de Navidad Cruise-In Sailboat Regatta on February 26, and we’d like your help! While Heidi’s spent the past two months studying night and day for…

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