Hi from Kathy and Dan!
Staying In Touch
We, Kathy Mitchell and Dan Finkelstein, live on a ferro-cement sailing
ketch named Lungta. We
left our jobs in Portland, Oregon in March of 2011 and are now sailing
During our first year we sailed from Portland to Glacier
Bay, Alaska via the Inside Passage, and then down the coast of the U.S.
to Mexico. Mexico was a perfect place to learn to cruise, and although we
initially only planned to spend one season there, we enjoyed it so much that
we stayed almost four years, alternating between summers in the isolated Sea
of Cortez near the Baja Peninsula and winters along the southern coast of the
Mexican Riviera between Puerto Vallarta and Zihuatanejo. We left in 2015 because
the rest of the world was calling, and even now the allure of Mexico is
still strong! We sailed
south another 800 miles and came to rest again in El Salvador, where we had a mooring
ball made just for Lungta, bought a car, and settled in for almost two years,
during which we visited Guatemala and other parts of Central America. We even took
a 10 week trip to South America. We expect
to head west across the Pacific in the spring of 2017.
There is an expression in this cruising community that all plans are written in the sand at low tide...