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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...

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Thanks Again Bob & Nancy!

Before we did our quick (which ended up being longer than we thought it would be because we were having fun) turn-around trip to San Diego, I filled the refer (fridge for you non-boaters) with as many nice Alta California wines as I could squeeze in without hurting the mayo jar.
The mayo jar survived.
So did the wines we put in the fridge.
We were trying to protect them from the 100 degree days, which translates to a bazillion degrees in a locked up boat.
A bazillion degrees turns nice Alta California wines into lousy vinegar.
Ask us about the summer we left "Thistle" in La Paz waaaay back in 1998 and forgot about the 7 or 8 boxes of wine we had stowed under the v-berth.
Nah, never mind.
Don't ask, because it was really sad to pour 7 or 8 boxes of ex-wine down the galley sink...

Anyway... we have been enjoying all the nice Alta California wines that are in the refer.
We need to make room for food.
Thanks again to Bob and Nancy for a couple of yummy Chardonnays we have enjoyed over the last few days!And to think I have a bunch more stowed in the wine cellar under the dinette!
Hope they didn't turn to lousy vinegar during that gazillion degree inside the locked up boat turnaround trip to San Diego!


Margarita Mirasol said...

I tell ya, all I need in life is a lover, wine and food. Oh, and a floaty home.
That's all. I hope to have that one day.
I love the cruising life. The challenges. The 'uh, why am I doing this' moments. The 'I know why I did that' moment.
The joy of it all.
The interesting people.
Just being so aware of the weather, the sea, the local Happy Hours. Well, guess who can't wait for next year!!!

Margarita Mirasol said...

By the way, the wine I'm drinking now is very delish but would taste better in a cockpit at sunset.

Overboard said...

Just popping in to say I've shut down me blog. Evil roar. It was getting too much for me to juggle along with the emotional rollercoaster I am with this thing called love. I'm okay. Just taking a break because there was quite a bit of pressure there to keep blogging for those who had been reading for years and well, I need a break. I'll be reading your blog and commenting still though. You have been warned.

judith said...

Good 'cup' comment... go check out what I put on it. I'm not mean... just painfully blunt

Jim and Heather on Meerkat said...

Go Jomamma! They were a bunch of whiners huh?

Maria - stay in touch and if you start it up again, let me know as I do enjoy your sense of humor and outlook on life (except when you go down the bad road...). Go spend your "blogging time" out exploring the world more. Hope to see you sailing around the Sea this year! We may get up that way to haul out.

judith said...

I had a real Tangier, I mean tangent on them. They started as whiners but by the end I was labeling them selfish bitches. Hmmm, I sure hope I didn't call them shellfish bitches. I was typing pretty fast. I couldn't believe them....

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

One of the nice things about sailing out of Seward (Resurrection Bay, Gulf of Alaska) was you always had cold beer and wine. Just load up the lockers under the settees so they are right next to hull. Poof, perfect fridge.