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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...

Sunday, December 6, 2009

"Passage II" Passage Completed!

Bad propagation this morning, but I did understand "Passage II" was just rounding the arch at Cabo San Pucas Lucas!
I thought they were going into San Jose del Cabo, which would mean another 20 miles of motoring, but they want to get in, get anchored and sleep go out and have a celebratory dinner!

So congratulations to Jim C., LLLLucy and Jim D. for making it from Point A, Ventura, Alta California to Point B, Cabo San Pucas Lucas, Baja California Sur!

With only a few sidetracks.
One, a summer in San Diego for health stuff and hanging out until "Meerkat" came back up Baja so they could play with us and lend us their car and eat and visit and come see us in Ventura twice and blah, blah, blah.

Two, a few weeks in Ensenada after catching a 3/4" long line on their keel in crap 35 knots of wind and some strong seas ~ same time as the J-World boat hit a whale and sunk ~ and doing an accidental gybe and ripping the gooseneck out of the mast.

So success for them!

And me?
Besides being cold?
It's officially time to listen to the best Christmas cd ever.
And over.
And over.
Several times a day.

Sing along!

"Last Man At The Party"

Sister Bridget by the stair... a glass of wine and she's almost there.
Cousin Jimmy at the door... another beer and he's on the floor.
Friends and neighbours come around,
waste no time we're heaven-bound.
But not before we raise a glass to good camaraderie.

Stinky Joe from down the street fell right over his own three feet.
He's doubled up in the outside loo, to taste again the devil's brew.
Friends and neighbours come around,
waste no time we're heaven-bound.
But not before we raise a glass to good camaraderie.

So make yourselves jolly under mistletoe, holly and ivy.
Get to it - and be in good cheer.
And when it's all over... pigs gone to clover -
Will the last man at the party wish me a happy New Year.

The house is jumping, suppers up. Curried goat in a paper cup.
Forks of plastic, knives of tin... who cares what state the goat is in.
Someone with the gift of song
has brought his pal to sing along.
Now they're turning up old Frank Sinatra on the stereo.


"Seattle" Heather said...

I wish I was in Mexico. It's too cold here.

Jim and Heather on Meerkat said...

I wish I was there too. Hell, I am cold at Latitude 34... You are at about Latitude gazillion.

irk and Donna - s/vAinulindale said...

Thanks for pointing me to this gem from JT. Added to the library.