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...
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.
Tales, tastings and tour here.
So off to blogland I went.
To start the new blog.
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.
Blah, blah, blah.
And came up with Catamaran Meerkat Again!
First frustating post... HERE.
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!
This "winter" or "wind season" as I am now going to call it, seems to have finally broke.
Now it's June Gloom.
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...?
We cruised Mexico's West Coast for 3 years on our prior boat, "Thistle" a Columbia 50. Went back to California in 2000 and bought the "new boat" in 2004. We then spent a year and a half cruising in Mexico. We just did the "Baja Bash" ~ sailed up the outside of Baja and returned to SoCal! We are We are now back to work for awhile...
A thought we say to ourselves everyday:
"You'll only regret the things you didn't do".
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." ~ Mark Twain
"Life is either a daring adventure or Nothing." ~ Helen Keller
"A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for." ~ John A. Shedd
"Make it happen." ~ Alan Burg of the sailing vessel Toshal
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the places and moments that take our breath away." ~ Anonymous
“Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.” ~ Rabbi Hyman Schachtel
"Make 'someday' today." ~ From inside a Dove candy wrapper