au revoir, SOUTHERN BELLE
05 January 2007
Our friends, George, Melinda, and son Joshua, leave Mazatlan on Southern Belle, their beautiful catamaran. There wasn't a dry eye on board Calou; we miss them and wish them bon voyage, fair winds and flat seas. We hope to see them again some day, but are not sure when or where.
They will cruise Mexico and return to the Sea of Cortez around June to get north of the hurricane season. At least that is the tentative plan. The number one rule of cruising is: you can't make schedules.
Our valued crew member John has gone with them; he'll sail with them to Puerto Vallarta and then take a bus back to our boat in Mazatlan. Lucky guy, we envy him.
We could sail our boat to Puerto Valarta, but we're enjoying the resort life here in Mazatlan SO much, with the swimming pools and all, we've decided to stay put for another month or so, til Feb 8, when Pascale and the boys fly home.
I can see how easy it would be to just keep sailing south.......