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Big wind in whale channel–A cautionary Tail

Lowell, May 23, 2022

Friday May 20th   It was a pleasant afternoon yesterday in Bay of LA. We arrived 4ish and soon headed to Guillermo's for a well deserved margarita.
Foggy days in Baja

Lowell, May 19, 2022

Tuesday May 17th   Fog banks have been following us the past day to the east.
Conception and Mulege heading north

Lowell, May 18, 2022

Sunday May 15thHeading Conception Bay today but first we wanted to make a very special visit to the cruiser tree so Heather could see Brian’s memorial we created 3 years ago.
Leg 3 back to Penasco begins

Lowell, May 15, 2022

Thursday May 19th  Frist leg 3 crew Kurt and Gwen arrival today.
Gato Loco Live (Heading north)

Lowell, May 14, 2022

Saturday May 14th  A quick update as we will be out of cell range for a couple of days.New crew on board. Heather Kurt and Gwen.. This is going to be fun.
Leg 2 Crew’s final days

Lowell, May 13, 2022

Monday May 9th   Yes the tradition continues as Moon Drifter hosted French Toast breakfast for the boats that were still in Coronados this Monday morning.
Rally Days 2022 part 2

Lowell, May 11, 2022

Saturday May 7th   Starting this Update with humpback photo that Trever sent us taken on our way to Monserrate.
Rally Days begin

Lowell, May 8, 2022

Thursday May 5th  The Multihull rally begins with a Cinco de Mayo meet and greet party at Marina Puerto Escondido.
One more anchorage before the Rally

Lowell, May 6, 2022

Wednesday May 4th      Sailed into Puerto Escondido mid-day to drop rally shirts and fuel up.
Live from Gato Loco

Lowell, May 4, 2022

Tuesday May 3rdJumping ahead a bit. San Juanico and Coronados report later.Nice overnight anchorage at Isla Coronados. No bees to report.
Easy Days–Conception & Mulege

Lowell, May 3, 2022

Friday May 29th     After the longer passages in the northern Sea we now have legs 45nmi or less.
Santa Rosalia by sunset

Lowell, April 30, 2022

Thursday April 28thSunset my ass!! We use an average boat speed of 6kts when we figure an arrival time which puts us arriving 6:30ish for the 76NM passage.
A Pod of Orca’s and Island fun

Lowell, April 28, 2022

Wednesday May27thBig plans today.
Whale Channel was good to us

Lowell, April 27, 2022

Tuesday May 26th Crew up early in Refugio for the 46 mile run into Bay of LA. No morning coffee with our propane problem. Another quite cool night.
Anchored in Puerto Refugio

Lowell, April 26, 2022

Monday May 25thThe Gato crew appreciated a comfortable cool night to decompress from the stress preparing, provisioning and launching the cruise.
Awesome downwind leg to Puerto Lobos

Lowell, April 24, 2022

Disclaimer I’ve had a good happy hour before writing this blog.The decision to sail toward Puerto Lobo turned out to be a great plan.
Windy weather for Gato Loco cruise departure

Lowell, April 24, 2022

Yes Our departure finds Arizona with weather creating strong winds. There’s Arizona forest fires being fueled by strong winds.
Baja Rally 22 cruise plans coming together

Lowell, April 13, 2022

The 2019 beach party on Isla Coronado was a fun time as you can tell from the group photo near sunset. This years Rally looks to be another fun sailing reunion of friends.
It’s time to go Sailing 2022

Lowell, March 24, 2022

Let’s go sailing. It’s been TOO LONG. The last blog about upcoming cruises was “Sailing into a new decade” published in February 2020.
Gato Loco crew back and report fun filled trip

Lowell, November 18, 2020

  Gato Loco sailed into the Penasco harbor last Saturday 6ish pm, crossing the Sea 85 miles from Puertecitos.
Gato Loco sends photos while in Gonzaga Bay

Lowell, November 12, 2020

  Bill has his drone with him on this cruise and getting some great aerial shots.
Gato Loco arrives in Gonzaga Bay

Lowell, November 10, 2020

  Good news, I heard from Gato Loco last night (Monday) after just arriving in Gonzaga Bay.
Gato Loco finds Light winds to Puerto Lobos

Lowell, November 7, 2020

    The Gato Loco crew reported light winds and flat seas on their first leg to Puerto Lobos.
Gato Loco slips out for a Northern Sea of Cortez cruise

Lowell, November 5, 2020

  Awesome news, after not sailing during the spring due to the pandemic Gato Loco departed today for a cruise to some of our favorite northern Sea anchorages.
Our cruising grounds - San Carlos to Puerto Penasco (9/21/2020)

Lowell, September 23, 2020

Sailing into the new decade hasn’t turned out anything like we hoped. We watched in March as the Covid 19 Virus slowly closed all options for our spring sailing season.
Sailing into the new decade–Sailing 2020

Lowell, February 5, 2020

Dos Buenos anchored on the hard in Cholla Bay Crossing our 4th decade sailing feels like a significant achievement and deserves a little reflection into this major influence and h...
Happy New Year from Gato Loco

Lowell, January 1, 2020

Wishing all our sailing friends the best for 2020. Plans are underway for the 2020 sailing season. More on that soon. Here’s a link to our 2020 calendar for download.
Gato Loco–Leg 5, Fish On, The Final Update

Lowell, June 12, 2019

Monday June 3rd Santa Rosalia to San Francisquto                       Best Passage Yet The day started with a typical weat...
Gato Loco Satellite Update - Almost Home

Lowell, June 6, 2019

Thursday June 6th Gato Loco is making the final journey home to Penasco today. We started our journey from Puerto Refugio on Angle Island 105 miles due south of Penasco.
Gato Loco–Leg 5, “Fish On” 3rd Update

Lowell, June 4, 2019

Sunday June 2nd we’re off to Santa Rosalia                                   Departing Coyot...

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  • Big wind in whale channel–A cautionary Tail

    Friday May 20th   It was a pleasant afternoon yesterday in Bay of LA. We arrived 4ish and soon headed to Guillermo’s for a well deserved margarita. I  found someone to take me to the gas station for fuel while the crew walked to the Mercado for a few provisions.  We decided to have dinner while […]

    By Lowell | May 23, 2022

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  • Foggy days in Baja

    Tuesday May 17th   Fog banks have been following us the past day to the east. We woke this morning with the Mulege river channel covered with a fog bank making it a little worrisome that the fishing boats heading in and out in the early morning will see Gato Loco in the channel. Things are […]

    By Lowell | May 19, 2022

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  • Conception and Mulege heading north

    Sunday May 15th Heading Conception Bay today but first we wanted to make a very special visit to the cruiser tree so Heather could see Brian’s memorial we created 3 years ago. As you might expect this was very emotional for Heather. She brought 2 personal items of Brian’s to add the plaque, an eye […]

    By Lowell | May 18, 2022

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