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, May 18, 2010
This Did NOT Make Me Happy. At All. Whatsoever.
While cruising around Newport Beach on "Toshalito", Alan and Susan's F27 trimaran, we came across this:
Oh yay! Happy day! Our ex-ex-boat! "Thistle"! Remember, the one we lived on for twelve years? Cruised Mexico for three years? Sold to Dave and Cherryl, who lived on it for five and a half years? Who recently sold it to some guy who wants to cruise it? Good, glad you all have such great memories.
So what was this about?Totally unacceptable. Not so great. Something is missing.
What the ???Where the hell is the name?
Sorry new owner, but my brother designed that name. The boat is (was?) well known by that name. Kind of thinking you head to Mexico and could have made friends just by the people who knew us by that name.
Ugh. Wonder what he is going to name it. It better not be something fluffy or lame. Stupid or corny.
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