The Cruise of Mariposa

24 November 2009 | Fondeadero San Carlos, Baja California Norte, Mexico
20 November 2009 | Turtle Bay, Baja California Sur, Mexico
19 November 2009 | Bahia Asuncion, Baja California Sur, Mexico
18 November 2009 | Punta Abreojos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
02 November 2009 | Bahia los Frailes, Baja California Sur, Mexico
01 November 2009 | Ensenada de los Muertos, Baja California Sur
30 October 2009 | Playa Pichilingue, Baja California Sur, Mexico
30 October 2009 | La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
16 September 2009 | Puerto Escondido, BCS, Mexico
04 September 2009 | Puerto Escondido, BCS, Mexico
03 September 2009 | Puerto Escondido, BCS, Mexico
31 August 2009 | Puerto Escondido, Baja California Sur, Mexico
31 August 2009 | Puerto Escondido, Baja California Sur, Mexico
09 July 2009 | Puerto Los Gato, Baja California Sur, Mexico
07 July 2009 | San Evaristo, Baja California Sur, Mexico
04 July 2009 | Ensenada Grande, Isla Partida, Baja California Sur, Mexico
30 June 2009 | Southern Baja
22 June 2009 | Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
19 June 2009 | La Ventana, Baja California Sur, Mexico
19 June 2009 | Puerto Ballandra, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Mea Culpa aboard Mariposa

30 October 2009 | La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Eric/Strong wind from the North
"We were following your blog and then it stopped. We figured you really went CRUISING!"

This sentiment from Bill on Apple II is the sort of thing that throws down the gauntlet and gets one writing again. Perhaps some excuses will help get us over the hump.

Excuse #1: "It was too hot to write." While technically not true, we are not such stalwarts that the daily 100 degree temperatures didn't affect us. Cruiser lore has it that there is no sex to be had in the Sea of Cortez during the summer; blogs suffer similarly. Sweating freely throughout the day and night reduces the appetite for a lot of things.

Excuse #2: "It was too hot to write on the computer." This part is entirely true. I am rather proud that I outlasted my 13-month-old laptop in the heat. Its specification sheet guarantees nothing when the ambient temperatures rise above 95 degrees, and it got well above 100. The computer stopped charging, and then a few days later Windows Vista froze (it was the only thing freezing, ha ha) for the last time. Now I have a new laptop, the temps are down, and life in general can resume.

Excuse #3: "There wasn't that much to write about." This is also true. Enervated by the heat and trepidatious about hurricanes, chubascos and their lesser weather cousins we spent a couple of months growing to the seafloor in Puerto Escondido. Somehow we just didn't do all that much that seemed worth writing about. Too, Hurricane Jimena dwarfed our emotions.

Now that we have that out of the way, there's lots to write about. In the coming weeks I will be filling the blog going all the way back to June. Simultaneously, I will be keeping up-to-date as we head north again.
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Vessel Name: Mariposa
Vessel Make/Model: 1979 Ta Shing Baba 30
Hailing Port: San Francisco, CA
Crew: Sarka & Eric
About: Sarka and Eric are on a 12-18 month trip to Mexico and the South Pacific.
Mariposa's Photos - Main
1 Photo | 3 Sub-Albums
Created 14 June 2009
1 Photo | 12 Sub-Albums
Created 14 January 2009
7 Photos
Created 4 January 2009
1 Photo | 18 Sub-Albums
Created 22 November 2008
58 Photos
Created 9 November 2008
These are photos from our departure and trip down the California coast
28 Photos
Created 20 October 2008

Who: Sarka & Eric
Port: San Francisco, CA