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Baja Love - A summer reminder of our love of the Sea

Lowell, September 16, 2017

Gato Loco's "Love Baja" video filmed near Isla Coranados and Loreto Baja this past spring by Ryan Fritzsche. Thank you Ryan for the awesome footage of our Seawind 1000 catamaran.
Gato Loco 2017 Cruise– Wrap-up videos and links to all the 2017 Updates

Lowell, June 27, 2017

Hola Amigo’s and Amiga's from the cabin in Prescott. I started the 2017 cruise blog here at the cabin in the snow last January.
Home Safe and Sound in Cholla Bay

Lowell, June 15, 2017

Thursday June 15th The crew is relaxing in Cholla today after a easy crossing from Puertocitos yesterday. Seas were flat and a broad reach north wind. We made 83 miles in 13.
Northbound–The final leg home

Lowell, June 14, 2017

Tuesday June 13th Our layover day yesterday is just what we needed after our tough sail north. Everything is in order on Gato Loco and ready to for progress north.
Northbound–The Seamanship Test

Lowell, June 12, 2017

Sunday June 11th Holly shit!! Thank God for a well made Australian catamaran and an able crew. Today was one of those days that tests your seamanship to the max.
Hand Steering Northbound

Lowell, June 11, 2017

Friday June 9th 4 AM and Rick made it home from running with the staff at Tonka Grill, our  dinner location last night.
Northbound Update #2

Lowell, June 9, 2017

Tuesday June 6th Gato Loco resting in Playa Santispac  Anchor down at Palya Santispac with water 10 degrees warm. Our plan it is clean the bottom.
Autohelm Sea trials – Heading North

Lowell, June 6, 2017

Sunset Bahia San Nicolas north of Punta Pulpito, good protection from the SE swell.
Birthday Cruise Final Update–The Party

Lowell, June 5, 2017

Friday June 2nd Our last day on board finds us anchored in Beautiful Isla Coronados. As usual the bees find us quickly.
BrithdayCruise Update 2–The North Shores

Lowell, June 3, 2017

Finally resting in our Loreto area home port – Vee Cove on the north shore of  Isla Carmen Wednesday night     Tuesday May 30th The birthday crew sle...
Birthday Cruise Update 1

Lowell, May 31, 2017

They’re Here! Loreto Marina a refuge for local Pangeros fishing charters Monday May 29th The Birthday cruise is well underway as I begin this update.
Rally Days–Where the wind blows us. (Final update)

Lowell, May 28, 2017

Thursday May 25th Before departing our windy La Lancha anchorage a panga slipped in with his throw net and a photographer capturing the moment.
Rally Days, Heading out to the islands (update #2)

Lowell, May 25, 2017

Tuesday May 23nd I had to show our paddle boarders while we were anchored at Juncalito.
Rally Days 2017 Let it Begin

Lowell, May 23, 2017

Sunday May 21th - Rally days began with another perfect dinner at the Tripui resort. They really know how to take care of a crowd.
Just the Two of Us 🙂

Lowell, May 22, 2017

Saturday May 20th Well it’s just the two of us on board for a few days. It’s been years since we sailed as two and it’s pretty special.
The Redden Trifecta Cruise and Anita & Diego (leg 2)

Lowell, May 20, 2017

  Friday May 19   Frankie and I returned to Loreto yesterday with the help of Kurt in San Diego.
Loreto in 14 days of Fun Adventures

Lowell, May 16, 2017

Writing this blog in Phoenix preparing with Frankie to head back to Loreto this Thursday to continue our Baja cruise.
Punta Pulpito and San Juanico

Lowell, May 13, 2017

Thursday May 11th Yesterday we made our way south from Mulege to Punta Pulpito. You got to love these north winds when you’re heading south.
Conception Bay before we Blame it on Mulege

Lowell, May 12, 2017

Sunday afternoon May 7th 10’ rollers chased us into the Sweet Pea anchorage on the western shore of Isla San Marcos.
Santa Rosalia and out

Lowell, May 10, 2017

Saturday May 6th arriving in Santa Rosalia Taking John out on a tour of the town. Saturday night and town is busy.
Tracks to Santa Rosalia

Lowell, May 8, 2017

  Friday May 5th Up early after Bill’s birthday party for a walk on Salsipudes. The island is pretty flat making it possible to get a good walk in.
A Special Day on Gato Loco

Lowell, May 7, 2017

Friday May 5th (Happy Cinco de Mayo) We had our first encounter with humpback whales Friday afternoon just north of our San Francisquito anchorage.
Birthday Boy sails the Midriff Islands

Lowell, May 7, 2017

Three Amigos Wednesday morning May 3nd We’re up and in to Guillermo's for breakfast.
Bahia De Los Angeles (Bay of LA) or bust

Lowell, May 6, 2017

Tuesday May 2nd You know it’s always fun to have a newbie on board and see the reaction to the experience of cruising the Sea.
The Doldrums to Puerto Refugio

Lowell, May 2, 2017

Monday May 1st ``` What difference a day makes.
Puerto Lobos with the wind at our back.

Lowell, May 1, 2017

  Awesome first day with a strong afternoon norther wind gusting to 20+. Motors off and flying south at 7-9 kts forcing us to hand steer and give the autohelm a break.
Gato Loco heads south

Lowell, April 30, 2017

    Good morning friends from the deck of Gato Loco. We’re off on our 2017 cruise season.
Baja 2017– The Westcoast Multihulls Baja Rally (planning)

Lowell, March 17, 2017

  Things are progressing on planning on this year’s Baja Cruise. This blog is focused on organizing this year’s Rally week with our fellow sailors in the Loreto area.
Let’s go Sailing. Plans begin for the 2017 Sea of Cortez Cruise. *

Lowell, January 18, 2017

Baja 2017 It's time to talk sailing the Sea of Cortez now that the holidays are over.
Memorial Weekend in Penasco – Baja 2016 concludes

Lowell, June 2, 2016

Arriving home in Puerto Penasco on Saturday evening on Memorial weekend is very interesting. Sunset cruise boats are everywhere including the pirate ship Rey De Mar.


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  • Baja Love – A summer reminder of our love of the Sea

    Gato Loco’s “Love Baja” video filmed near Isla Coranados and Loreto Baja this past spring by Ryan Fritzsche. Thank you Ryan for the awesome footage of our Seawind 1000 catamaran. Take a wistful cruise on Gato Loco through Ryan’s eyes. A bit more relaxing than intense sailing later on in our in our 2017 Baja […]

    By Lowell | September 16, 2017

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  • Home Safe and Sound in Cholla Bay

    Thursday June 15th
    The crew is relaxing in Cholla today after a easy crossing from Puertocitos yesterday. Seas were flat and a broad reach north wind. We made 83 miles in 13.5 hours arriving 5:30. I’ll get a wrap up update sometime soon. I’m sending this update to publish some of the special videos we’ve taken […]

    By Lowell | June 15, 2017

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