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...
Thursday, March 22, 2007
"Guavi" reaches Turtle Bay 03-22-07
Amazing where cell phones work now... Jim called me at lunch from off of Cedros Island - they must have a cell tower on the island now! When we took "Thistle" down Baja 9 1/2 years ago, there was no communicating except by single side band or ham radio. Cedros is the big island off of the point & Turtle Bay is the horseshoe shaped bay to the Southeast of the point. Along Cedros "Guavi" had about 20 knots of wind on the beam and was motorsailing along nicely. Jim said they had about 5 hours to get into Turtle Bay. Then he called me tonight too! So they must have cell phones in Turtle now... The pangas now bring fuel out to the boat, at the same price as the pier, so none of that backing down against the pier stuff or jerry jugging it in the dinghy anymore! They fueled up and changed the oil and are ready to take off in the morning. They were bar-b-quing a tri-tip and were going to open one of the mystery gift bags tonight. Then sleep. I searched through my old cruising photos and found none of Turtle Bay, so scanned in a Baja postcard for today's photo! "Guavi" may stop in Bahia Santa Maria or may continue directly to Cabo San Lucas. So it may be a few days until I hear from them again.
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