Welcome to Lungta Life

 Hi from Kathy and Dan!

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Link to our blog

Staying In Touch

Our Email
kathymanta at yahoo.com

dan at lungtalife.com

Facebook Pages
Kathy's Facebook Page

Dan's Facebook Page

El Salvadoran Cell Phone

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 the world. 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 is a perfect place to learn to cruise. If you'd like to follow our adventures take a look at our blog. If you are curious about this life or have any questions about cruising on the west coast of North/Central America you are welcome to email us at the email address above. We check our email way too often and will be happy to share our vast and painfully acquired expertise.  

Our initial plans were to spend 2012 in Mexico exploring the Sea of Cortez during the summer hurricane season and  the "Gold Coast" of Mexico during the winter months. We were so entranced by Mexico that it took us 3 1/2 years before we were ready to explore further south into Central America. Even now the allure of Mexico is strong. Lungta is now anchored in El Salvador where we'll be until spring of 2017, when we will head west across the Pacific.

Lungta is large and seaworthy with room to comfortably house at least six people.  If you would like to join in our adventures let us know. (Loving and truly adventurous souls looking for a life worth living please inquire within).

 There is an expression in this community that cruisers plans are all written in the sand at low tide.

Lungta under sail