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
31 May 2016
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
29 July 2015
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

2008 Baja Bash Photo Essay

15 March 2008
Jim and Candice

Not too much to say...just watch and enjoy.

Our First youtube video Clip...a 25lb Tuna

14 March 2008 | 200nm South of Turtle Bay, Mexico
Capt Rich

The stars of this clip are Pete and Candice who had to work together to bring this tuna aboard since we lost our (ok a friends) gaff overboard. I had the pleasure of having them as crew during our Baja Bash from Cabo San Lucas to San Diego, Ca. Add a little white rice and wasabi and we feasted after landing this "Godzilla" Yellowfin as Pete called it!

Tres Problemas Senior

12 March 2008 | Reflections on the Completed Baja Bash Trip
Capt Rich
"Tres problemas Senior" is not the sort of thing you want to hear from the Immigration officer as you are attempting to check out of Mexico, but those words were exactly what were spoken to me when we were trying to check out of Ensenada, Mexico during our Baja Bash.

Problem 1: We had three people on our entering Mexico crew list that were not part of our exit crew, because they had flown home following the Baja Ha ha. The immigration officer wanted me (as Captain and responsible party) to provide documentation that these three people had left Mexico and that I was not leaving three "illegal immigrants" behind! Well, I had asked several people and they all assured me that leaving Mexico with a different crew than I entered with would be "no problema", well, where were these wise sages of information now?

Problem 2: When we left Cabo the Port Captain's Office was closed and we were "told by someone in the know" that we could just check out of the country in Ensenada and that we would be fine without an exit stamp from Cabo...Strike two.

Problem 3: One of our five crew members was a 13 year old minor and since he was traveling with his father, the immigration officer wanted to see a notarized note from the minor's mother that the father had permission to take the minor out of the country. Well, dad didn't have that notarized letter and with the minor's mom having passed away 11 years ago we now had problem No. 3.

I don't think is wise to discuss the exact details of how the "tres problemas" were resolved for what are obvious legal reasons. However, after some back room "negotiations" at the water cooler (read drop point) we had our exit documents stamped and learned some valuable lessons. My wallet was now considerably lighter. Once we were back on the boat and able to laugh at the situation, we had a good time with Pete, our minor, telling him how we now owned him after paying his ransom and saving him from a life of certain child slavery in Mexico.

The irony is that in real terms it actually cost us more money while checking back into the USA than in leaving Mexico. While in Cabo San Lucas we went to the local COSTCO and stocked up on USDA meats; however, they were confiscated as we entered into the USA. That USDA inspected "Kirkland brand" vacuum packed pork loin was deemed a threat to the United States food supply chain, while our illegally traveling minor didn't even raise an eyebrow.
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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Laundry Day aboard THIRD DAY in Marina De La Paz
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Images of one of our favorite anchorages
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Created 15 October 2009
A tour of THIRD DAY's galley.
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Created 16 August 2009
Photos of our new LED cabinn lights that use 1/10th the amount of power as our old school halogens.
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Created 28 July 2009
Welding work in La Paz
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Created 27 July 2009
Images taken around Santa Rosilia
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Created 27 July 2009
Photo Essay of the last two weeks at sea without internet access
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Created 11 June 2009
Images of the Cruising Kids
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Created 20 May 2009
When you buy a 28yr old boat with the plans of a multi-year cruise, you have lots of work!
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Created 27 January 2008