We were all humans until
Race disconnected us,
Religion separated us,
Politics divided us,
And wealth classified us.
|Sunrise million dollar view from Honeymoon Cove|
“WE ARE EACH OTHER’S HABIT, AND EACH OTHER’S HISTORY”
|Mia, full of life and wonder - How quickly we forget to be that way.|
- On a boat using wind and sun for power to travel and live, you learn to regard nature as an ally to be understood rather than a force to overcome. Nature is AMAZING – we couldn’t design it any better. Being immersed in it keeps us very humble. Time spent watching it is much more soul satisfying than watching hours of television.
- Bio-luminescence is just another word for Milky Way in the water.
- Shooting stars are much more common than thought; we just don’t take the time to look for them.
- From our small ‘house’ on water, we get to be outdoors 99% of the time. Another million dollar view to ourselves! The longer you live like this, the less you want to be around cities surrounded by people, pollution, cars, etc.
- Being naked is the easiest on laundry, wear and tear, and heat rashes… (You don't have to look)
- Sailboats would never be approved as a safe workplace by OSHA! Try as we might to practice safe sailing, a keen respect for the awesome power we harness is paramount to staying alive.
|Teddy another reminder to live life fully|
We have learned much more about our outer (destination, goals, targets) and inner journeys as we go and are thankful at the opportunity.
- # of miles sailed: 3,419 nautical miles (1 mile = 5280’, 1 nautical mile = 6076’) or 3,934 miles
- # of different anchorages: 39
- # of marinas: 13
- % of motoring time: 1.7% of miles or 58 miles
- # of hours sailed: 985 hours, nearly a ½ time job
- Longest time in marina: Marina La Cruz, 54 days so we could visit inland and go to Arizona
- Longest time at anchor in one spot: La Cruz, Banderas Bay, 25 days – see above note
- Longest time between marinas: 46 days
- # of new places visited for at least a day: 70-75 (add inland places also visited. For example: Juanacatlán, Mascota, Tepic).
- # days not able to get out of boat due to inclement weather: 2
- Highest number of nautical miles sailed in 24 hours: 134
- Highest speed under sail – surfing a wave: 8.6 knots
- Slowest sail – 37 hours for 8 miles
- Highest wind under sail: 31 knots
- Highest wind at anchor: 46 knots
- # of days at anchor: 164 or 45% of the time
- # of days at dock: 142 or 39% of the time
- # of days at mooring: 11 or 3% of the time
- # of days in yard (working on boat): 16 or 4% of the time
- # of days sailing during night: 32 or 9% of the time
- # of gallons of fresh water used per day: 5.3 gallons for 2 adults and one dog!
- # of gas purchased for generator or dinghy outboard: 20 gallons or 1.67 gallon/month
|Beautiful warm clear blue waters teeming with life|
- General groceries – food, alcohol, dog food, hygiene products (36.5%)
- Marina (24.6%)
- Transportation – trips other than by boat (14.6%)
- Small Repairs (9.6%)
- Clothing (2.7%)
- Drugs/Dental/Medical (1.6%)
- Information – books, maps (0.7%)
- Communication – phone, Skype, internet, Sailmail (0.5%)
- Boat Insurance (0.1%)
Our lowest expense month: $210.48 while our highest month: $3,125.84
- Personal trainer
- Typical American paranoia and fear of nearly everything foreign/different