I have not done much sailing since I returned from the South Pacific
20 years ago. Markenurh has been mostly my home while I have been writing five books
and my summer home while I have been teaching overseas. I am now retired and in the process of getting Markenurh out on the water
again. I am single
and would like to have three onboard for insurance
purposes. I have a few friends who sail with me but I need to supplement that. I have been planning on heading south next summer, but as they may be re-opening the border soon I might just make a run for it this year.
First stop would be the Bay area. Markenurh spent time in Alameda in 1995, but this time I might try Sausalito or Richmond. After doing some refit work
there, I plan to cruise
the Channel Islands before stopping in San Diego
for a while. I hope to avoid the Baha Ha Ha crowd and to instead take one of the slips they have vacated. I would like to retrace my steps down the Baha to see how it has changed, stopping in Bahia
Santa Maria and Bahia
Tortuga before anchoring
off Cabo San Lucas. We never got around the corner to La Paz
last time due to stiff N winds, so I would like to do that this time. From there I would make for Puerto Vallarta
and make that a base for cruising the Mexican Riviera as far south as Las Hadas. Onset of hurricane
season in April would see us head
up into the Sea of Cortez
and perhaps even leave Markenurh there for the summer while returning to cooler climes in Canada.
The fall would see us venture south through Mexico
again and onward to Costa Rica
, stopping in some of the safer countries along the way. I must admit I had not heard of the Coho Ho Ho before, but after googling it I could see tagging along with them. Last time I asked crew contribute $10 a day to expenses, but 25 years later I might have to raise that to $15.