Following a 4 year Cruise in Mexico, the Boren Family is living aboard in Morro Bay, CA for the kids to attend Morro Bay High School. Once that is done....who knows....

19 August 2016
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15 May 2016 | The Deck Project Day 1
11 March 2016
23 February 2016 | Morro Bay
13 December 2015 | Port San Luis, CA
27 September 2015
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17 July 2015 | Port San Luis, CA
04 April 2015 | Confessions of a Live Aboard Hobo
08 February 2015 | One Nnight Taco Stand
06 January 2015 | Talking about RO Membranes
23 December 2014
08 December 2014 | Rich was playing with the Camera Again
01 November 2014 | Or 2 Years Back in the States
08 September 2014 | Is it safe in an Anchorage
02 September 2014
09 August 2014 | 2900 Mile Round Trip

Baja Bash Summary

22 August 2012 | Final Thoughts on the Bash
Capt Rich
For most of our time in Mexico, every time the topic of the Baja Bash came up, stories of monsters, misery, and sorrow were soon to follow. Now that we are relaxing here on the Port San Luis mooring with feeding grey whales all around our boat, the crew had some time during dinner tonight to talk about our trip and we are in agreement:

Was the Baja Bash horrible? No.
Was the Baja Bash easy? No.
Was the Baja Bash the roughest and toughest conditions we have seen during our cruise? No.
Were there times we wanted to bail, scuttle boat and jump on a buss for the rest of the trip north? Yes.
Would we do it again? Yes.

It’s always easier to look back on a hard passage (or hard event in life) and find something good and positive about it. But besides the fact that it needed to be done, our trip up the outside of Baja doesn’t have too much good to say about it, other than the fact that it’s over! We have had harder passages in terms of rough seas and weather but those were for shorter duration where you knew all you had to do is hold on until dawn and it would be over. When you add together the continuous motoring into the wind and seas with the cold that our bodies were not adjusted to, you have one tough long trip, that deserves it’s reputation as “The Bash”. We were tied, no exhausted for much of the trip, but we just lowered our head and plowed forward.

The crew has now made 3 trips down and one trip up Baja together and without a doubt the trip up was more challenging than all 3 trips down put together, but that doesn’t mean we all wouldn’t agree to do it again. To be honest, it was harder to make the decision to GO cruising in the first place, to break away from our old lives, our old normal, than it was to do the Baja Bash. Now don’t get me wrong, we are not going to go into the family Baja Bash boat delivery business. However, the crew all agrees that if the entry fee for our next Mexican cruise is that we have a Baja Bash waiting for us at the end, then sign us up. We will see that entry fee and raise you an all you can eat street taco challenge.
Vessel Name: THIRD DAY
Vessel Make/Model: 1977 Hudson Force 50
Hailing Port: Morro Bay, California USA
Crew: The Boren Family: Rich, Lori, Amy, Jason and Cortez the Cat
About: Admiral: Lori Boren, Master: Jason Boren age 16, 1st Mate: Amy Boren age 17
And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place and let the dry land appear: and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas; and God saw that it was good...... and the evening and the morning were the THIRD [...]
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Photos of our new LED cabinn lights that use 1/10th the amount of power as our old school halogens.
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Welding work in La Paz
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When you buy a 28yr old boat with the plans of a multi-year cruise, you have lots of work!
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