Jan 9, 2016

A Better Déjàlà in 2016

Being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect.
It means you decide to see beyond the imperfections.

Very rare snow on Pinacate
Local newspaper picture
December flew by as quickly as the fading sounds of the fireworks ending it and 2015. Another month spent getting Déjàlà in top shape after extended storage, which is never easy on anything.

Mike is asleep, Nikki at his feet, snoring loudly. Now nearly 13, she sounds like a small pig when she snores, hence her new nickname, Piglet.

Nov 26, 2015

French Polynesia to Mexico via North Pole

My voyage was never a well-conceived plan, nor will it ever be.
I have made it up as I went along.
Jimmy Buffet
Shrimp boat
The ever colorful Mexico
From 23 degrees South to 70 degrees North then back to Mexico which covers 15 to 32 degrees North.

From -55 to +122 degrees F, facing extremes at both ends of the spectrum.

Oct 12, 2015

Moon eclipse, lanterns, and egg nuts

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.
Martin Buber

Rare red moon eclipse over Spokane
Next one in 18 years!
by Adam Knapp
Since we are in the US we took the time to visit friends we hadn't seen for 10, 20 or 25 years, as well as family... If the last 3 years of traveling has taught us anything, it is to take more time for people you love, less time for things that do not matter...

Oct 11, 2015

Finally back on the road...

A man on foot, on horseback or on a bicycle will see more,
feel more, enjoy more in one mile
than the motorized tourists can in a hundred miles.
Edward Abbey

Finally, and happily, back on the road...

... and as usual, we choose and discover a new road less traveled.

What are you thankful for?

I would rather have a mind opened by wonder
than one closed by belief.

What are we thankful for?

Being 'home' for a short while, away gaining new understanding and knowledge through our travels has helped answer this question more clearly. It is too easy to lose track of the good in life. We are thankful to have the freedom to do what we want to do. Right now that want is traveling / sailing but it could be anything from gardening to writing.