The Gifford family have become CLODS —cruisers living on dirt. Fortunately it’s only a temporary move as Totem spends some much needed time at the boatyard in Puerto Peñasco, at the top of Mexico’s Sea of Cortez. With some serious work to do on the boat and weeks of temperatures above 100 degrees, the small nearby apartment will make life on the hard easier. “We don’t have to call a pumpout truck. There are a couple of air conditioners, and the freezer freezes things!” says Behan in a recent blog post. Read more at cruisingworld.com/sailing-totem.