Category: Humble Beginnings

We are new to the sailing world. Follow our humble beginnings here!


The First Nasty Surprise

Our refit progressed on all fronts like a freight train. But Milagros had her first nasty surprise in store for us.  

Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall

Before we left for Switzerland, we wanted to finish a few projects – mostly with success. We also fought our way through the Mexican jungle of bureaucracy.

Scratching the Surface – from Agua Verde to San Carlos

After 10 days without internet and with our time schedule in mind, we left Agua Verde. Our route took us further north and ultimately, we crossed the Sea of Cortez to San Carlos.

Activity Holiday in the Sea of Cortez

The main goal of our stay on Anila is to train our sailing skills. But relaxation is not neglected. We get the full Sea of Cortez active holiday programme.

A Surprise in La Paz

On the way to La Paz, we come together with fellow sailors and explore Isla Coronado. But time is pressing, because we have a surprise planned in La Paz.

David in the dinghy besides a fishing panga

This Is An Emergency!

We experience first-hand how quickly a simple passage can turn into an emergency. We got lucky big time.

The Silence of the Desert

Even though it neither looks nor feels like it, we’re actually making progress with Milagros’ refit. Besides work, we enjoy a weekend in the desert.

Cruising Community – the best Community

After a few weeks at the Cabrales Boatyard we can say: We made the right decision to come here. Sometimes our situation is a bit overwhelming, but the company we have here makes everything a better.

Sanding equipment for sailboat sanding

Sanding Gelcoat – No Pain No Gain!

We’re diving into our first big project. Sanding the gelcoat off Milagros’ hull is very hard work! Too hard it seems some point. Ouch!