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Beyond Midlife Crisis
"phitness"
Virg
04/13/2012, Marina Palmira

Gidday all from sunny La Paz. We left Muertos on Tuesday and motor sailed (due to wind on the nose) the 58 nm to La Paz. Fishing was lack luster as water temps cooled again although we snagged a skippy (Skipjack Tuna), at day break which we released in hopes of appeasing Neptune. Since we have arrived we have been doing the usual deep cleaning, laundry, reprovisioning, Todd replaced the water pump, and hiking all over town. Today our shin's are really sore as we haven't done any long distance walking in a month and swimming doesn't have the same effect. Hopefully our legs will be back in shape by next week when we have 3 friends arriving who will walk our feet off! The weather has been terrific with cool nights and mornings and warm to hot and breezy days. We plan to do some "tiki-touring" of the close islands next week, and possibly rent a car and visit the Hotel California and a few other close attractions. We thoroughly enjoyed the 6 days we spent in Muertos and of course, the 3 days of surfing the longest wave in the world at Matachen Bay. The waves were so easy to catch and gave a slowish and very smooth ride such that even I was able to try some cross stepping and turning moves. More later!

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04/24/2012 | jacqueline
happy b/day for 04/18/2012 ruthie love you jacq,mim +sass xxx
Bahia de los Suenos (or for everyone who has been here before, Bahia Los Meurtos!)
Todd
04/09/2012, Still in Bahia Los Meurtos.

Post Happy Easter. We hope everyone had a great Easter weekend. We sure did. One of my buddies from Cabo drove his family over to Bahia Los Meurtos for the weekend to beach camp. Excellent time, we took the family snorkeling, spear fishing, beach combing, and general exploring by dinghy. Yesterday we treated ourselves to lunch at the Train Room @ the Gran Suenos Resort. The Train Room is a huge two story building with the top floor set up with train sets, slot cars, pinball machines, Galaga, and Pacman video games. The bottom floor has pool tables, shuffle board, darts, a large, hand carved bar, and a infinity pool with bar seating. There is a general feel of where Hemingway would have hung out in his later years (after the dive bars that is). Today,Virg and I will fish another day here, then pull the hook tomorrow and head a little closer to La Paz. We should arrive in port on the 12th. Which means if you have sent us emails to our regular emails we will be able to respond (sorry for the delay) as we will have internet again. ( this is being sent over our SSB radio).

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Departed Isla Isabella
Todd
04/02/2012, Underway:

Good Afternoon All, We are underway, Sailing under sunny skies and a Southern Breeze pushing us along at 6.2 knots North. We departed Matanchen Bay after 3 days of surfing. Arrived Isla Isabella around 1400, the water was 78 degrees and 20' visibility. We dropped the anchor in 30' of water near the popular dive spot of Las Monas. It took us about 1.5 hours to clean the bottom of Wildflower. She desperately needed it. I desperately needed it too. I wanted her as fast as possible as we make our way across the Sea of Cortez towards the East Cape of Baja. After stowing the dive gear and preparing the boat for "Offshore" we pulled the hook at 1600. We've been sailing ever since we left. We will update tomorrow on our progress. We should make land fall day after tomorrow. I guess that makes it Wednesday.

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04/07/2012 | Lindsay
Good to see you are back on the peninsula surfing sounded incredible. Love.
Surf is Up!
Todd
03/30/2012, San Blas

Good Afternoon Everyone. Yesterday, we anchored back up at Punta Mita. and had a great visit with friends from Alameda. At 0630 we took off for points North. We have arrived in San Blas. (Matanchen Bay to be precise). And we are greeted with a perfect 3'-4' Break. I have never ever seen a surf break as far as this one does. Its got to be close to a mile ride! I was off the boat even before the anchor hit bottom. Perfect, easy rides. Reports say that the surf will build to 4'-6' tomorrow! I WILL remember to take the GOPRO for shots of this wave. You are NOT going to believe how far this thing breaks. Time for Dinner we'll post tomorrow, if our arms aren't too tired from surfing!

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BAck in Ol'Bandaras Bay Again
Todd
03/27/2012, La Cruz, Nayarate Mex

We're in old Banadaras Bay once again. We arrived Saturday Afternoon, Stayed one night out, then Sunday AM, came in to Marina La Cruz. We have been busy cleaning, doing laundry, rig tuning, catching up on sleep, and re provisioning. The weather is perfect (as usual). As it stands, we look to depart Thursday to head North. Then Maybe Saturday, we'll depart Mainland Mexico to cross back over the Sea Of Cortez.

Other than that, Lots of folks we know are around. So... we have to have Happy hour tonight and listen to a couple of bands play. Oh well, I guess we will survive. :-)

L8rs all.

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03/29/2012 | Lindsay/Jacqui
We are painting the town red. Love Pinacola and Mimosa Sunrise
Norwest Winds Hamper Our Progress
Todd
03/23/2012, Ipala

We're anchored in Ipala, just Just South of Cabo Correntes. We tried to round her this Afternoon, but wind and waves pushed us back. we'll try to leave 0400, in order to round at first light. Beautiful day despite the lack of Northward progress. we'll update Manana.

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