Gypsy Crossings

La Paz Winter

It's a lovely morning here in La Paz. The winds have quieted down for the moment, the harbor waters are smooth like glass and the song birds sing. Our friend from Puerto Los Cabos that we spent our hot summer days alongside, Syd with his dog Capone, finally...

Welcome 2021!

Just a short note here to wish all the viewers of Gypsy Crossings a happy new year! We hope it's off to a good start, albeit probably quiet for most. Quiet may not be exciting but I think 2020 was a bit over the top in the category of 'oh no, what's...

Moving Along

I know in the big scheme of 2020 to say that my life is stressful would be laughable to some. I have been safe, well fed and healthy. So when I talk about stress in this blog I do acknowledge that it is in no way comparable to what many people have endured...

Nine Months Later…

It's hard to believe we have been living in Mexico for nine months. Gypsy, floating peacefully in her Puerto Los Cabos marina slip, has provided us with a safe space to ride out these stormy times. Although this pandemic lingers on and is even on an upswing,...

The Greening of Baja

Plant life in the Mexican desert does come alive quickly with a little rain! Well of course we knew it would but it has been amazing to see it happen. The beneficial wet stuff that came with Hurricane Genevieve really spruced up the area! We went for day drive...

Post-storm Update

We made it through our first hurricane with no problems! Genevieve was a Category 3 hurricane that traveled just offshore west of the Baja Peninsula. We were lucky that the wind force we experienced was no more than a tropical storm.

Bob stayed...

Tropical Storminess

We knew the potential for a good tropical storm would come eventually, and it has. Hurricane Genevieve has made her presence known!

Bob has been busy for a week now getting Gypsy storm-ready. Our rented studio is the new home to our dinghy, the...

Jumpers and Skimmers, Divers and Pickers

The excitement in harbor that keeps us forever entertained is the never ending antics of the fish and birds. The fish are the jumpers and the skimmers. The birds are the divers and the pickers. More about them in a bit but first a little catch up since I...

Que Tenga Buen Día!

Que Tenga Buen Día -
I know that’s how I should end this not start it but it’s the phrase I picked to learn today so it gets to be front and center. I decided I better start learning more Spanish than just hola and buenos días (hello and good...

Navigating Through This Unusual Time

I am going to state the obvious. What an unusual time we are living in. Everyone’s life has been turned sideways and in some cases upside-down. It’s challenging to write a blog about adventures at sea and living abroad on a boat when the real experience of...