Ahmeek - Cruising with Cats

07 April 2015 | Islands North of La Paz, BCS
30 March 2015 | Isla Espiritu Santo
18 March 2015 | La Paz, Baja Sur
13 March 2015 | La Paz, Baja Sur
27 February 2015 | Loreto
25 February 2015 | Puerto Balandra
23 February 2015 | Isla Coronados
22 February 2015 | Isla Coronados
18 February 2015 | Bahia Conception
08 February 2015 | Punta Chivato, Baja Califonia
04 February 2015 | Punta Chivato
22 January 2015 | San Carlos
11 January 2015 | San Carlos
09 January 2015 | San Carlos
06 January 2015 | San Carlos
05 January 2015 | San Carlos
04 January 2015 | San Carlos
01 January 2015 | San Carlos
06 December 2014 | San Diego
16 November 2014 | Torch Lake Michigan

Islands Trip

07 April 2015 | Islands North of La Paz, BCS
Dennis
We had a week to wait for our 15 HP Honda outboard motor to be repaired (we also have a small 4 HP motor we use). Instead of waiting in La Paz for the week, we went North and visited the islands of Espiritu Santo, Partida, San Francisco, and San Jose. Had a great time anchoring at six different locations. More photos in the Gallery.

Friends Visit

30 March 2015 | Isla Espiritu Santo
Dennis
Sherie and I have had guests on board the last few days; Brent Reid and his son Austin flew down and joined us on Ahmeek in La Paz. We spent a couple of nights in La Paz before heading North to Isla Espiritu Santo. On the way out of La Paz we took a look at Venus, a super yacht that had been built for Steve Jobs, but finished after Jobs died and passed to his heirs. Boat cost over 100 million Euros to build.




Once up on Isla Espiritu Santo we anchored in Bahia San Gabriel for a couple of nights. San Gabriel is a big bay filled with aqua blue-green waters, and backed by a couple of lagoons filled with mangroves. There are ruins of an old oyster farming operation on the South shore.



From the shore of San Gabriel we hiked across the island to the East side to Playa la Bonanza, a beautiful long beach with white sand.



We were hot after the hike and all went for a swim in the clear waters.



After hiking back to San Gabriel and taking the dinghy back to Ahmeek, we had a late lunch and hung out in the shade, swam, and paddled around the bay.



The next day we heading South to Balandra for an afternoon swim, and then sailed a few miles further South to Playa Pichilingue where we set anchor for the evening. On the shore is a very nice open palapa restaurant where we all had a seafood dinner together.

We returned to La Paz on Sunday. Brent and Austin rented a car to drive down to Cabo for a few more days adventure by themselves before they return home to California. It was great having the company for a few days. Adios amigos!

Mexico Living

18 March 2015 | La Paz, Baja Sur
Dennis
We have been enjoying being in La Paz. Last night Reno and Cathy of Star came over to our boat for sundowners and conversation. Today we searched around the shops in town for some paints for a craft project of Sheire's. Found what we needed in a great little store in old part of town. Now having lunch and using internet on the Malecon (boardwalk). Weather is perfect today (yeterday I got caught in a short thunderstorm when on a bike ride up the coast).

Back to Civilization

13 March 2015 | La Paz, Baja Sur
Dennis
After a great time in the Loreto area we have spent the last few weeks out of touch with cell phones and internet along the Sea of Cortez coast of Baja. Except for a couple of small fishing villages, no people along the way except for other cruisers. After leaving Loreto we stopped in Agua Verde for a few days, a nice anchorage with a small village nearby. A long hike took us to an old indian cave with some rock art

We headed South to Isla San Jose checking out a few anchorages for a few days. One day beach combing we ran across a whale skeleton.

Stopping at Isla San Francisco and Isla Partida we are finally now at anchor in the bay off of La Paz. Stopped by an outdoor restaurant for burgers and beer and to catch up on emails and internet stuff. Been having a great time.

See more photos here

Peace (paz) to everyone.

Town Day

27 February 2015 | Loreto
Dennis
Loreto is home to the first Spanish Mission in the Californias. Very nice quite town. We are now in Puerto Escondido and have seen the several boats of friends in the bay. Should be a good few days here.

Windy Anniversary

25 February 2015 | Puerto Balandra
Dennis
We have been anchored in a beautiful cove on West coast of Isla Carmen for the last couple of nights called Puerto Balandra. Crew of five different boats were all on Inncredable Sea Lodge (a big 45 foot catamaran) for fish tacos and beers last night. The wind came up strong yesterday afternoon and blew all night. We are anchored will in the cove and got some sleep last night, but have had better.

Today is the fourth year anniversary of our wedding. Sherie and I were married on snow shoes in Utah, and now are hanging out in shorts in Baja on our sailboat. I love my wife and our life together. I am a very luck man.

Fair Seas, Dennis

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Vessel Name: Ahmeek
Vessel Make/Model: Celestial 48 ketch
Hailing Port: San Diego
Crew: Dennis and Sherie
About: We have lived for years in Park City, Utah in a log cabin at over 8,000 ft elevation. Dennis is a retired engineer and ski patroller, and Sherie a retired school teacher and forester. After a life of work, skiing, hiking, and running rivers we are now trying hard to become mariners.
Extra: Our crew also includes our cats: Jake, Sam, Scout, and Moki. Yes, that's a lot of cat fur and purrs.
Ahmeek's Photos - Main
On Ahmeek in Sea of Cortez beginning January 2015
1 Photo | 3 Sub-Albums
Created 4 January 2015
Taking time off of Ahmeek for the Summer and Fall when we plan to return to the boat and Mexico.
68 Photos | 3 Sub-Albums
Created 21 August 2014
Early 2014 in Sea of Cortez
108 Photos | 2 Sub-Albums
Created 22 January 2014
Cruising in Sea of Cortez
49 Photos
Created 20 November 2013
Cruisers' rally from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas
11 Photos
Created 1 November 2013
Moving from Log Home to Ahmeek
10 Photos | 3 Sub-Albums
Created 23 August 2013
In Southern California
7 Photos
Created 2 August 2013
General photos of Ahmeek inside and out.
42 Photos
Created 7 July 2013
Jeremy Ranch Elementary School gave Sherie a set of special flags for Ahmeek as something to remember them by.
42 Photos
Created 27 May 2013
Photos featuring our feline crew; Jake, Sam, Moki, and Scout.
1 Photo | 5 Sub-Albums
Created 19 May 2013
Improvements and repairs to Ahmeek
1 Photo | 8 Sub-Albums
Created 29 April 2013
Trip to San Diego taking ASA sailboat training class.
9 Photos
Created 27 April 2013
In Southern California
16 Photos
Created 23 March 2013

Ahmeek Crew

Who: Dennis and Sherie
Port: San Diego
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