Blackdragon Tales

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23 September 2010
21 July 2010 | Bellingham, WA
05 July 2010
02 July 2010 | Guaymas
22 June 2010 | Isla San Marcos Near Santa Rosalita
20 May 2010 | San Juanico
05 May 2010 | Puerto Escondido
26 April 2010 | Puerto los Gatos
28 February 2010 | Barramelaquatita
22 February 2010
18 February 2010 | Tenacatita
09 January 2010 | Playa Ropa
28 December 2009 | Zihautanejo
25 December 2009 | Zihuatanejo
20 December 2009 | Isla Ixtapa

Smacking the Bimbo

22 February 2010
"Smacking the Bimbo, smacking the Bimbo..." for Foster it was only a natural thing to utter as he proceeded with his task.

"You do realize Foster that when you return home and they ask what you learned in Mexico, and you tell them that you learned to 'smack the Bimbo', you will be sent away for special counselling," I told him.

Then I had to explain why.

He first learned to smack the Bimbo downtown near the basketball court in Z-town. You can learn a lot of things downtown near the basketball court.

He also learned how to grill the ham and melt two kinds of cheese on top. And carving the aguacate is high art form. The onions, the tomatoes, the chillies. All of this he learned from Hamburguesa Man. There are many hamburger stands in Z-town, but only the old guy down near the basketball court has a long line-up and a global following. He smacks the Bimbo.

And Foster watched carefully. He replicated the work and I daresay maybe improved upon it. He even serves up our hamburguesas wrapped in tinfoil. And they are amazing.

This, really, in spite of the Bimbo. Because the Bimbo is nothing special. Bimbo is the national bread brand. You can buy ordinary bread and it dries out in a day or goes mouldy after a few days. Bimbo bread is good forever. Bimbo hamburger buns are invincible. It's like Wonder bread back home. There is something unnatural about it.

So if you want a good hamburger, you put your Bimbo down on the grill. And you smack it. Just gently. Just enough to make sure it has good contact and browns up nicely.

Go ahead. Smack your Bimbo. Gently.
Vessel Name: Blackdragon
Vessel Make/Model: Catalina 34
Hailing Port: Vancouver
Crew: Steve, Tracey, Foster & Scupper
About: The crew are three humans and dog from Vancouver. Currently refitting and heading for Mexico in the summer.
Blackdragon's Photos - Main
Hanging with Gato Go in our last week in the Sea of Cortez
29 Photos
Created 9 July 2010
Exploring the Historic Copper Mining Town. The mine was purchased by the French and the town architecture has a distinct french influence.
34 Photos
Created 14 June 2010
Beach party in San Jaunico, La Launcha on Isla Carmen, Honeymoon Cove on Isla Dazante, New bottom paint in Escondido, Bahia Coyote in Bahia Concepcion
47 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 12 June 2010
Saun Juanico, Isla Carmen, Isla Coranado, downtown Loreto, visits with Sarah from Puerto Moreles, re-united with sv Gato Go
107 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 23 May 2010
Met up with sv Evergreen, Josh, Carol and Dennis. Visited: Bonanza, Los Islotes, East Bay of San Francisco, Isla San Jose' and Evaristo.
88 Photos
Created 5 May 2010
A few weeks dockside to work on some projects before heading north into the Sea of Cortez.
61 Photos
Created 18 April 2010
The Dulaba's are aboard in La Paz at Marina Palmira and we explore some of the pristine anchorages on Isla Espiritu and Isla San Francisco
43 Photos
Created 6 April 2010
36 Photos
Created 6 April 2010
77 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 17 March 2010
10 Photos
Created 17 March 2010
Making our way north. The Hillels on board until Feb 23. Tsunumi level one alert on Sat Feb 27th.
110 Photos
Created 17 March 2010
Travelling from Z Town to Manzanillo. Meeting with Al Sue and Hadley in Las Hadas Feb 13 for a week cruise with them.
25 Photos
Created 17 March 2010
The Walker family visits us in Z-Town.
102 Photos
Created 19 January 2010
Barra Navidad,
22 Photos
Created 26 December 2009
74 Photos
Created 20 December 2009
29 Photos
Created 18 November 2009
The 2009 BaHa Ha Ha Rally, 160 sailboats
121 Photos
Created 16 November 2009
35 Photos
Created 9 October 2009
The start of our journey
117 Photos
Created 10 August 2009
26 Photos
Created 15 July 2009

The Crew

Who: Steve, Tracey, Foster & Scupper
Port: Vancouver