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, April 15, 2007
Celebrity Tours by Chris & Lorry
After breakfast and the Easter mystery bag, it was time for our "Celebrity Tour by Chris & Lorry"! All for the low, low cost of a Mexican breakfast! Squished the 6 of us into the robin's egg blue (no, they did not pick this color) Celebrity for a tour of Isla Navidad. Chris was our driver, Ariel sat in the front middle (not sure why) and Lorry was the shotgun tour director. Jim, Alan & I chose the backseat (better than the trunk or roof). We saw the different parts of the golf course, the dinghy dock & beach (where we brought our dinghy when we cruised in 97-00), had a good view of the restaurant and tower, had great views of the lagoon and the outer beach with it's giant surf! We were all amazed at the money put into this place - the buildings, the security, the landscaping, the marina & the incredible amounts of stonework on paths and the roads.
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