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...
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Santa Maria Bay!
"Guavi" spent Saturday night (03-24-07) in Santa Maria Bay (the smaller outside bay - Bahia Magdalena is the larger inside bay) and left Sunday morning headed to Cabo San Lucas. Once again, I am amazed they had cell phone reception! Jim called both of my phones Saturday night, but I missed his calls. I was at a 50th birthday party for our friend Lynda - something about the live music and me not thinking ahead & putting my phone on vibrate... Saturday they were getting winds up to 25 knots and it was expected again today, but they didn't want to wait it out. Jim said as long as the autopilot could hold it's course they'd go. They are still trying to find the parts for the engine motor mounts. Anyone flying to La Paz or Cabo in the next week?
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