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
our vast and painfully acquired expertise.
Our initial plans were to spend 2012 in
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.
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.