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, July 22, 2009
Off to Catalina Island Manana...
Here is where we are parked now:On a cheap seat $5 / night mooring in the busy harbor of Newport Beach.We have seen several boats we either knew or saw in Mexico ~ "Beach Access", "Sweet Lorraine", "Mola Mola", "Royal Buzzard", "Moontide", "William B", "Etosha" and one we knew from Ventura, Bob and Sandy on "Renegade"! As always, we love our small little world... But it is time to move head over to Catalina as we can only rent a mooring for a total of 15 days.We will spend a week there, then come back in here next week so we can go to Stavros and Delaina's wedding next weekend!Whhoooohoooo! Time for some fun out there. A visit to Luau Larry's. Clean the bottom. Snorkle. Hike. Eat buffalo. See buffalo. Watch the tourists. Swim. Read. No internet. Run into someone we know.
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