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If you found this blog via a link from a cruising site ~ we did cruise Mexico on our Ocean 49 cat for a season. See the first text box on the right for links to our preparations, trip down Baja, life in Mexico, cruising and trip back up to SoCal. Unfortunately we are back to the grind in the USA...

Friday, November 25, 2011

Solar Panels In!

"Meerkat" finally looks a bit more like a cruising boat!
Except for the fact she is spiderwebbed to the dock...
Solar panels ~ click here for a photo!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Ok, this was not really a "hey, let's go on vacation to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail" idea, it was a perfect excuse to get together with several of our friends from our old C-Dock days and our 1997-2000 Mexico cruising days.
Flat Stevie.
Tales, tastings and tour here.

Thursday, September 15, 2011


We have a new addition to the cat.
A dog.
Click here for new blog.

We also went to the islands and South Carolina and North Carolina and Tennesse aaaaggggh avoid Pigeon Forge and Kentucky.
Then back.
And had to deal with Hurricane Irene.

New blog has it all!
Well not really, but has some of it.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Monday, August 1, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Wasted Days and Wasted Nights Hours

So off to blogland I went.
To start the new blog.
Judith won!
Sort of...
I tried Catamaran Meerkat Dos and to keep a long stupid, boring, frusterating story short, dumped that blog.
Went back to one I had apparently started in a drunken stupor one night and forgot.
Changed that.
Changed this.
Blah, blah, blah.
And came up with Catamaran Meerkat Again!
First frustating post... HERE.

Sunday, July 10, 2011


The blog is full.
No more photo room.
Full of a bunch of crap memories, trips, friends and laughter.
Off to start a new one.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Off To Prisoners!

Three day weekend ~ Yay!
Unfortunately we couldn't head out this afternoon, but will leave first thing tomorrow morning.
Or as soon as our friends arrive...
Off to Prisoners Harbor with 876,349 lots of other boats!
Kayaking ~ Yay!
Toe rail to toe rail boats ~ Yay!
Hiking ~ Yay!
Anchor drills ~ Yay!
Loads of friends on their boats out there ~ Yay!
Loads of friends on their boats out there ~ Yay!
Food & wine ~ Yay!
Lots of radio chatter ~ Yay!
Fishing ~ Yay!
Other fishermen ~ Yay!
Fun ~ Yay!

Thursday, June 30, 2011


Yes, we untied the boat.
Yes, we motored on out to the islands.
Yes, we even put the anchor down.

Here is where the "a picture is worth a thousand words comes in":
And here is where I steal Doug's color altered photos instead of putting my less than exciting pics up...
Just saved myself from 4000 gifts of gab.
And you from having to read my drivel.

Prisoner's this weekend!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Finally on The Water!

This "winter" or "wind season" as I am now going to call it, seems to have finally broke.
Now it's June Gloom.
And drippy.
But I will take it over 30+ knots of wind.

So a day sail was in order.
But let's do it on someone else's boat.
You know, one that is easier to rig and actually un-tie from a dock?
First you have to talk your friends into driving several hours to bring the boat.
Then step the mast and rig it.
Susan and I managed to sneak away and let the guys to this...
Then put it in the water.
Once again we snuck away!
Then remember how the running back stays are supposed to be rigged.
I was there for this, but Susan...?

Then sail.

And watch our friends sail by.
And smile.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Something's Missing in California

Or in my life.
A fulfilling job?
A full bank account?
Friends on the dock other than a gillnetter, squid light boat owner, Vessel Assist?
People who make sense?
Or Nun Booze.
I think it's just the Nun Booze.
Or a bad Friday.