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...
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
"Guavi" heading down Baja
As of noon Wednesday, 03-21-07, "Guavi" was off of San Quintin heading for Turtle Bay. They hope to be in Turtle Bay by dark tomorrow. Jim said the wind was starting to pick up and it was lumpy, but tolerable. The weather is beautiful here in Ventura now, with the storm having passed. Hopefully this nice, calm weather catches up to "the boys"! They also broke an engine motor mount. Stan was able to fix it temporarily (always travel with a blacksmith), with the real repairs to be made in Cabo. Jim mentioned Ivan was either to get the parts to them in Cabo or he would arrange to have them there for them. With Michele having left them in San Diego, I was wondering if they were eating... Ariel made them burritos for lunch, so they must be! I obviously cannot get photos of them where they are, but I can post one of San Quintin Bay looking out where they were earlier today!
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