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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...

Thursday, June 30, 2011


Yes, we untied the boat.
Yes, we motored on out to the islands.
Yes, we even put the anchor down.

Here is where the "a picture is worth a thousand words comes in":
And here is where I steal Doug's color altered photos instead of putting my less than exciting pics up...
Just saved myself from 4000 gifts of gab.
And you from having to read my drivel.

Prisoner's this weekend!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Finally on The Water!

This "winter" or "wind season" as I am now going to call it, seems to have finally broke.
Now it's June Gloom.
And drippy.
But I will take it over 30+ knots of wind.

So a day sail was in order.
But let's do it on someone else's boat.
You know, one that is easier to rig and actually un-tie from a dock?
First you have to talk your friends into driving several hours to bring the boat.
Then step the mast and rig it.
Susan and I managed to sneak away and let the guys to this...
Then put it in the water.
Once again we snuck away!
Then remember how the running back stays are supposed to be rigged.
I was there for this, but Susan...?

Then sail.

And watch our friends sail by.
And smile.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Something's Missing in California

Or in my life.
A fulfilling job?
A full bank account?
Friends on the dock other than a gillnetter, squid light boat owner, Vessel Assist?
People who make sense?
Or Nun Booze.
I think it's just the Nun Booze.
Or a bad Friday.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Memorial Day ~ Typical

Well, it's notoriously windy here in the Santa Barbara Channel on Memorial Day Weekend.
Gale warning the entire weekend.
20-25, gusts to 30.
25-30, gusts to 40.
So no island trip this year.
A crazy ride on Vessel Assist's black inflatable on Friday afternoon.
Going 35 knots in the slop coming in from the 30+ on the outside.
Flying off of the waves!
Heart pumping...
Ok, enough of that.
On to the rest of the weekend.
Wind. Wind. Wind. Wine. Dinner. Wind. Wind. Wind. Wind. Wind. Wind. Wind. Wind. Cleaning. Wind. Wind. Wind. Wind. Wind. Movie. Wind. Wind. Wind. Wind. Wind. Wine. G-Dock Party. Yacht Club Friends. Wine. Wind. Wind. Wind. Wind. Wind.Wind. Wind. Wind. Wind. Wind. Wine. Wind. Wind. End.