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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, December 24, 2009

Parade of Lights ~ 2009 ~ Ventura Style!

First a beautiful sunset!

A really beautiful one!

Then the cockpit party lights get turned on!

Then the massive pile-up of parade boats right behind our boat (we are at the starting line).

Then "Island Adventure" of Island Packers goes by.
Keith and Alex, where is my ice cream?Then we chat with Terry and Erik of "Mija" who we met in Mexico but I fail to take a picture of them.

Then we watch a really cool boat go by!Unfortunately our new slip is further away from the boats, but we don't have to fend any of them off or get hit anymore...
A tradeoff that works.

Then we watch a GREAT fireworks show!And being further away don't have to worry about East wind fallout and burning embers...

Then we go to sleep, wake up and do it all over again!

Chris finally gets his party lights!

Bigger pile-up on the second night!Bibiana and Mike make it a second time tradition.The Killions join us - yay!
Andy, Tina, Jack and Carly the Irish Step Dancing Girl, who entertained us!

Too much fun this night!
Great fireworks again.
More friends visit.
A harbor cruise in Andy & Tina's boat.

And the next morning...


1 comment:

Markitos said...

Merry Christmas, Meerkat. Looks like your in the cheer of things!!