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Cruising with the crew of CALOU on the Baja Ha-ha and Pacific Puddle Jump
Hallowe'en in Mexico
10/31/2010, Barra de Navidad

Happy Hallowe'en! We're back on our boat in Barra De Navidad, Mexico. The boys carved Jack O'Lanterns last night (Antoine, above, and Francois, below). We're getting our boat ready now to set sail.

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Balloon Race at Reno, Nevada
09/11/2010, Reno, NV

We were at the Great Balloon Race in Reno, Nevada, where over 100 hot air balloons participated. See more photos at http://www.tinyurl.com/renoballoo3.

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greetings from Paris
08/11/2010, Paris, France

Greetings from Paris! We're on our summer break from S/V Calou, and have been in France visiting family. Today we drove to Paris and climbed the stairs up the Eiffel Tower.

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Summer Break
07/04/2010, Rome

With the hurricane season underway, we have left our boat Calou for the duration at the safe harbor of Barra de Navidad.

We flew from Manzanillo to Paris (with a 3 day layover in San Francisco) where we visited family, and from there to Rome, where we're exploring this fantastic city.

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Water Taxi
06/13/2010, Barra de Navidad

Antoine on the Water Taxi on the way to Barra de Navidad.

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Antoine's Birthday
06/11/2010, Barra de Navidad

Antoine celebrated his 12th birthday in Barra de Navidad. Antoine has celebrated three of his last four birthdays while sailing in Mexico.

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Prop rope
06/11/2010, Barra de Navidad

We had a diver clean the bottom of the boat today, and he asked for a knife to cut away a rope that was wound around the prop. Believe it or not, we had a one inch diameter (25 mm) rope wound around the propeller!

No wonder we had trouble running the engine in reverse!

The rope is the type that's used by fishermen to support long line buoys.

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Approaching Barra
06/08/2010, Barra de Navidad, Mexico

Here's a photo of our boat as it makes it approach to Barra, taken by a hotel guest on shore who was kind enough to find us and email us the photo later on.

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