Well here are just a random sampling of some pictures we've taken since October 25, 2009.
Shown above: John and Rose Olson on SerenaRay. We met them in Blaine and they sailed down last year in their sail boat but decided to buy a motorcruiser and sail the seas. They have been our guardian angels during our entry into Mexican water. Checking on us almost daily. They are at the back of the table, John in the salmon colored tank and Rosie with the great smile. Their friends who keep their boat in Mazatlan are with them,Wally and Linda. We saw them in Turtle Bay.
Next you can see our taxi driver Danielle,, in San Carlos on the Baja California Sur up Magdalena Bay where we had to stay 12 days to do a boat repair (engine).
The boat is the Pacific Mystic, it belongs to Valerie and Eric Waggoneer who are former Seattleites. We met them in the Pier 32 Marina, San Diego. We will be seeing them in La Paz, they are in their early 40's and have given up the hectic pace for sailing, and eventually going over to France where Valerie was born (I believe). She and I bonded at Trader Joe's, we had identical purchases in our carts. This picture was taken at the starting line for the Baja Ha-Ha journey which we finished 3rd. Everyone that isn't first or second is third... We arrived at Cabo 12 days late due to engine repairs.
That last picture is Don and me at the Baja Ha-Ha send off party. Which you can see was a costume party. We originally thought we would go as Wilma and Fred Flintstone but later changed it to Tarzan and Jane; I think that was because of Don's hair, he hasn't had a hair cut since we left Blaine on July 8, 2009. ha-ha.
Pictures below are: a crab that I saw in Santa Maria Bay while gathering sand dollar that are 4-6 inches in diameter. Don and I have our first ice cold drink in weeks and the local (Cabo) starbucks where I got the royal treatment when I told them I lived in Seattle for 15 years. They did a great job and were so friendly.
I met Don Muvine in late June of 1999, we quickly became friends and as it happened he owned a 37' sailboat named " Little Christian. He has taught me to sail and I loved being able to be on the water in Puget Sound. His dream was to retire and sail his boat to far away places. Oh by the way we got married on April 1, 2000. So I am tagging along on his first adventure out of Puget Sound. We left Blaine, WA on July 8th, of this year and have been slowly exploring the Pacific coastline of WA, OR, and CA. We are now in San Luis Obispo Bay for the afternoon and evening. We plan to sail from her to Santa Barbara after the winds lessen and NOAA weather channel says it should be around that time. So we are entering Mexico on November, 2009 so we are almost there. I have some older emails that I will be putting on the blog to mark the earller parts of our trip. Thanks for reading.