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, October 6, 2008
On a Rail, In the Yard
All good. Jim pulled up to the rickety pier slash rock wall oh crap, we have to pull our boat alongside that rock wall with dinghy fenders out? Why do they not have canvas covered tires alongside the rock wall? Oh yeah, that is right, we are in Mexico. and slowly, slowly, slowly with two divers, yes, Abel being one of them, putting small chunks of wood under the whatever parts of my boat they are choosing to block, Abel wearing his water jeans, water socks and bottom paint covered t-shirt, and oh boy, Kellie and I are on the boat and Dave and Jim are now on land. Hmmmmmmmmm..... This story will follow with pictures... Dave and Kellie's boat for the night. Again, all good.
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