Sailing Big Sky

The Log of Cielo Grande Expeditions and S/V Big Sky

Random thoughts about the meaning of life, while living and cruising on a sailboat

At some point there needs to be a greater purpose for this salt water life, cruising around the beautiful places of the world on a sailboat, beyond our own selfish quest for fun and adventure. Don't get me wrong, we have a lot of fun and often as not get more...

Andante to Mazatlan

This episode finds us departing Cabo headed for Mazatlan with Andante, our friends Hans Christian Christina 40.
Up before dawn, Amy and I had a quick cup of instant Nescafe (a feeble attempt by a French laboratory scientist to mix copious amounts of...

Andante - the side trip continues

Amy and I made it to Andante, a Hans Christian Christina 40, this morning anchored off Cabo. Our friends had hired a delivery skipper a week ago to run her up to Long Beach CA when they had to return to the states. Things went awry almost immediately,...

Side Trip

For those still following, I'll update the blog and gallery as soon as I have a moment with decent wifi.

In the meantime, Big Sky arrived safely in Banderas Bay with crew Jaison Ashbaugh, Ashli Slaughter, and Chris Ankney. Enjoyed a few days of...

Cabo to La Cruz

It's about 265 NM (nautical miles) from Cabo to Bahia de Banderas (Banderas Bay, the bay that contains Puerto Vallarta among many other cool things) on a heading of 118 or so (ie: south east). A brief primer on nautical vs statute miles. Nautical miles are...

Big Sky does the Baja, not the HaHa

After a quick swap of our radome for a warranty replacement, we made a run for the border, crossing in the late afternoon of 28 October in 15 kts following breeze. We were intending to arrive in Ensenada to do the check-in paper shuffle: import the boat to...