May 25, 2016
It's not because things are hard that we don't dare;
It’s because we don’t dare that they are hard.
May 12, 2016
A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor
Our son Adam has qualified for the Ironman World Championship in Australia, this September...
So guess where we are heading (without the boat)... This is a truly amazing accomplishment, we are very proud of him and his family supporting his efforts.
May 7, 2016
Furnished with three rickety wooden chairs and a stained sofa
that had seen too much and forgotten too little.
|Oystercatchers, very noisy birds around here|
There are always a lot of opportunities for wildlife as well as people-watching in Mexico. People live much more in the outdoors and they are seemingly far less worried about what others may think of what they do. Weather being so pleasant entices the wildlife to play too.
So they just Do… Live… Are…
Apr 10, 2016
If a writer knows everything that's going to happen,
then his book is dead before he begins it.
V. S. Naipaul
|The many ways Mexicans are reminded of death...|
Reacquainting ourselves with Mazatlán after an absence of 2.5 years. It seems a little more sedate. Marine tourism is slightly down but is could also be that we are now used to the many aspects, colors, and oddities of Mexico.
Mar 21, 2016
Hate is a lack of imagination
|Our first Mazatlán sunset. Divine|
The majestic Pinacate Mountain, a famous landmark north of Puerto Peñasco is finally in our 'rearview mirror'. Its dark silhouette ghosted behind us for most of our first day's sail to our destination.
Mazatlán is 650 miles away should you get there in a straight line which is never the case in sailing. The longest sail we have done on Déjàlà was 93.5 hours long, this one ended up taking nearly twice that: 170 hours and 756 miles (you guessed it 100miles longer than the rhumb line).