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...
Monday, April 16, 2007
Party on the Big Boat! (still Easter Sunday)
What a great surprise to return to the marina and find Tony & Annie Camacho (we stayed in their condo in Puerto Vallarta for 5 weeks in 2000 & cat-sat Gabby the spoiled cat when "Thistle" was getting painted) and Jan Kettler of "Picante" ("Jim & Jan" who always worked so hard on the Regatta & Jim was our wonderful part-finder in PV - we miss him!) in the marina!! We really surprised Jan, as she had no idea we would be there! They were delivering a "big boat" and then taking another one back to PV.
We spent a few hours on the back deck draining their beer supply, playing with Annie's incredibly cool dog "Itsy" (ha ha Gabby, you now have to share Annie with a dog!), and swinging in a hammock chair off of the dinghy hoist!
Chris way up there!
The people going by in the pangas thought we were nuts... the perfect time for a Latitude 38 shot complete with the bunny ear glasses! Chris, Lorry, Jan, Jim & I all tried it - couldn't get Ariel or Alan up there though.
Tony enjoyed our screams of "Up, Up, Up" when he came close to dunking more than just our feet... after all we are in a lagoon, and lagoons in Mexico do have crocodiles.
Jim and Itzy
Jim, Itzy and the people in the panga who thought we were nuts!
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