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...
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Disneyland! Oops, I Mean Cabo San Lucas!
Actually, I love Disneyland.
This is more like crossing over to the dark side or being in hell. Not sure which, as they are probably the same thing...
And in reality, this is not bad!
It's rolly during the day when we are surrounded, and I mean surrounded, by jet skis, parasailing boats, pangas, pirate boats, banana boats, glass bottom boats and a gazillion other floating ways of sucking the tourists dry of their hard-earned pesos...
At sunset at least a dozen giant catamarans, pirate boats and sunset dinner cruise boats do the "Disneyland Main Street Parade" between our boat and the beach, then head around to the arch and circle like covered wagons.
One giant cat did give me an idea of cool, blue mood lighting... Jim quickly said no to that idea however...
Plans are to head around Cabo Falso at first light tomorrow morning for our trip to Bahia Magdalena ~ at least a 24 hour run. So today, I am pre-cooking meals. Hard boiling eggs. And getting snacks ready for a quick grab. Stowing the boat. Buying a few fresh veggies. And blogging. Hey ~ some things are really important!
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