I have been chasing the dream since 2006, a boat
I could call my own, and my family
with me. I finally have a fistful of tail feathers of the elusive beast and am close to climbing on and riding as far as I can.
I always dreamed I would start out in Florida
or the Caribbean
to the Exumas
my way down to Grenada
honing my sailing skills, scoot over to Bonnaire for the hurricane
season, then next season make an early Panama canal
, then Rapa Nui and the south pacific
. Years later I end up sailing into some port in Japan
and revisiting that great country.
I never think about Mexico
as a starting point. Recently an opportunity has arisen and it would have me starting out in the Sea of Cortez
. I honestly don't know much about it. I know the wildlife is amazing, "the water
colder but the people warmer than the Caribbean" (other peoples opinions not my own experience).
So are there any downsides to starting in The Sea of Cortez
? I know I will miss the Caribbean
, but I have been there a bit. I really am not a big drinker, not into crowds, nor is my family
. We are big geeks, love old music
my teen daughters belt out Rat Pack songs
on a whim, love scuba
, playing cards and Dungeons and Dragons yea we are in our late 40s (wife) early 50s and my daughters are in their teens, they and their boyfriends all play DnD with us weekly. We haven't owned a TV for over 10 years. We like the slow, small, simple life. We like people, just not in huge doses. 10 or less at a time is fine.
So, any cruisers with recent
experience on the Sea of Cortez, buying
there, cruising there, finding a good haul out
? Will boat insurance
policies cover that latitude? I have read encouraging things on Noonsite and Latitude 38. Any thoughts from the folks here?