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 1, 2007
Tues - 05-01-07 "Guavi" arrived in Costa Rica!
I received a nice surprise phone call about 7:15 am (California time) and the guys were about 10 miles away from "Cocos", Costa Rica! Again, I was amazed at where Ariel's cell phone gets reception (amazed, and happy!). They anchored in a nice bay in the Cocos area and called me again at lunchtime. Apparently today is a holiday in Costa Rica, so they could not go to shore to check in, and had to stay on the boat. So they changed the oil, did some boat projects and swam! Jim said the water is 83 degrees and is wonderful, clean and clear! Also that it is not as humid as it has been. I'm sure I will be hearing from them more later or tomorrow, so will try to get more details!
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