Hand crafted, unique small ship cruises: the Inside Passage of SE Alaska, British Columbia, the Pacific Northwest, San Juan Islands and the Sea of Cortez, Baja Mexico.
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Pacific Catalyst Winter Newsletter

Winter 2017 / 2018 Newsletter

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Westward arrived in La Paz in late November and we immediately went to work on our projects list. Randy Good flew in to check off a list of wood working projects. Dwayne Thompson, Tracie and I removed the old polyurethane deck coating and applied a new one while at the same...

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Join us in Baja, it’s safe!

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As of November 2017, several nations had issued Travel Advisories to their citizens contemplating international travel. Among these nations were Germany, France, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Canada and New Zealand. That’s a lot of countries who feel that their...

Left Ensenada before dawn.

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ETA in La Paz is Saturday evening. A beautiful sky as we left the marina this morning. So far so good. Approaching San Quintin and about an hour ahead of my estimate. The wind has been more than the predicted 20 knots, it reached 29 knots before easing to the 18 we have now. A...

Next Stop, San Diego

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After a few days making repairs and adjustments, Westward is back at sea and heading toward our next stop, San Diego. The wind is light on our stern quarter, there is a comfortable 6’ swell from the Northwest and we are making over 8 knots. Within an hour of leaving Moss Landing...
The historic wooden boat, MV Westward, Baja Mexico

MV Westward Heading South to Baja

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Westward sails for Mexico tomorrow, taking advantage of an ideal weather forecast, and we are all scrambling to check off all of our lists before we drop her lines and she heads for the open Pacific. I am sitting in Westward’s galley surrounded by the ordered chaos that precedes...

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