Cisnecito Around the World

03 August 2010 | Newport Beach, CA
31 July 2010 | Mahattan Beach, CA
28 July 2010 | Newport Beach, CA
24 July 2010 | Catalina Island, CA
23 September 2008 | Newport Beach, CA
02 February 2008 | Newport Beach, California
29 January 2008 | Newport Beach, CA
27 January 2008 | Balboa Yacht Club, California
25 January 2008 | San Diego, California
23 January 2008 | Mission Bay, California
20 January 2008 | Public Docks, San Diego
18 January 2008 | Shelter Island, San Diego
18 January 2008 | San Diego, California
17 January 2008 | United States/Mexico Border
17 January 2008 | Ensenada, Mexico
17 January 2008 | Ensenada Mexico
17 January 2008 | Ensenada, Mexico
16 January 2008 | Ensenada, Mexico
16 January 2008 | Ensenada, Mexico

All Good Things Must Come to an End

02 February 2008 | Newport Beach, California
Julie and Chris Mays
After 3 years, 40,000 miles, and 28 countries, our around the world sail has come to an end. Cisnecito is secured to her mooring in Newport Beach and we are busy reintegrating ourselves back in to society.

We are trading our sea anchor, baja filter, and charts for cell phones, cars, and baby stollers. It is a bittersweet transition. We will truly miss our adventurous life in the remote reaches of the ocean, but we have so much to look forward to and countless memories that we will treasure for a lifetime.

Some of you have asked what we have learned from this experience so we thought we would post our top ten learnings:

10. The world really is round.
09. Cameras and iPods do not like water (we have learned this several times over).
08. The surest way to catch a fish is to sit down for dinner.
07. God loves drunks and sailors.
06. If something is going to break (which it will), it will inevitably be at 2am.
05. On a 46' sailboat, an argument can never last more than a couple hours.
04. Anything cooked tastes darn good at sea (even "sandwich rice").
03. People are people - wherever you go, almost all are good and want to help.
02. We are lucky to live in one of the few truly democratic countries in the world.
01. You will never be ready. Just go!

We just posted photographs of our homecoming celebration on Cisnecito Around the World Pictures. Most of the photos were taken by our friend Steve Orloff who is also a professional photographer. Many thanks to Steve for the awesome photos!

We hope you have enjoyed our blog. We have really enjoyed contributing to it and have appreciated the comments and emails. We wish you the best with all of your adventures.

THE END
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Vessel Name: Cisnecito
Vessel Make/Model: Swan 46 MkII
Hailing Port: Newport, RI
Crew: Julie and Chris Mays
Extra: After three years of freezing in New York, we decided to give up our corporate careers to set sail on the opportunity of a lifetime...
Home Page: http://www.cisnecito.com/
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