Great Western Loop - Prison, Paradise & a Trembler

Great Western Loop - Prison, Paradise & a Trembler

Yuma was hot and dry, but we didn’t want to leave before exploring the infamous territorial prison. We were happy, however, to ‘escape’ the desert heat and find respite for the night in a cool, fresh campground in the national forest.

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Blue View – Blue's Electrical System Installation

Blue View – Blue's Electrical System Installation

All those years aboard Nine of Cups has taught me a number of lessons about electrical systems and electronics, and how difficult it is to ensure that not only are the gear and wiring installed safely and reliably, but remain that way. Much of what applies to boat electrics also applies to van electrics. In this week’s blog, I’ll talk about how and where I installed all that gear .

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Great Western Loop – Pits, Plazas & Mutant Rabbits

Great Western Loop – Pits, Plazas & Mutant Rabbits

We had never met Michael, the new editor and co-owner of Good Old Boat. He and his family just happen to live in Ajo, Arizona, ~40 miles from Organ Pipe. The timing for a meet-up was perfect. They’re planning to head back to their boat in Fiji in a week or so. And yes, there was more to Ajo than we expected … a giant copper pit mine and humongous mutant rabbits!

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