Cruising with Cadenza

"I would rather have thirty minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special." Steel Magnolias

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Waiting for a Weather Window

30 March 2016
Terri Potts-Chattaway
On Thursday, March 3rd, we left Barra and headed for Tenacatita. Our aim was to be back in Nuevo Vallarta by March 15th or thereabouts. Once there, we would put Cadenza to bed for the summer as we fly out to San Diego on the 29th. We figured that by leaving twelve days to travel 150 nm would give us plenty of time and no stress causing us to leave in iffy conditions. We anchored in Tenacatita for about a week, waiting for a weather window.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

It rained most of last night. The winds gusted up to 25 knots at times. We were sleeping in the cockpit, but it got too wet for me. Jay stayed above as he watches the elements and makes sure we stay safely anchored. Eventually he came below and snuggled in bed with me.

This morning, the weather continues. I kind of like the dark, moody clouds. Other than everything being wet topsides. I am reminded of our honeymoon when we chartered a Hans Christian 42' out of Bellingham, Washington and cruised the San Juan islands. It was August and still it rained three out of the seven days. I couldn't have cared less. It was a beautiful trip. I would love to go back sometime.

This front was called for so we will stay here and anchor for a few more days. We are hoping to move up to Chamela Friday. Meanwhile we find things to keep us busy or do nothing at all.

It is surprising, actually, how difficult it is to sit still. (I know I have written about this before, but I still find it challenging.) I first learned this when I started meditating. I just wanted to be done with it and move on to the next thing. Then when I stopped working. What do I do with myself all day? I struggled with slowing down.

There is a saying I use when I find myself unable to be still. I believe it is a quote from the bible. “Be still and know I am God.” I had a spiritual teacher once instruct me to break it down before beginning my daily meditation practice. Per his guidance, I now say the following:

Be still and know I am God.
Be still and know I am.
Be still and know.
Be still.
Be.

Try it sometime It is quite profound, this statement.
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Vessel Name: Cadenza
Vessel Make/Model: Hardin 45' Ketch
Hailing Port: Malibu, California
Crew: Jay Chattaway, Terri Potts-Chattaway
About: Jay has owned Cadenza for over 20 years. He originally bought her in La Paz, Mexico (known as Mercury One and before that as Mar y Vent) and brought her up to the Channel Islands. Terri fell in love with sailing and Cadenza over ten years ago and she has been a labor of love ever since.
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The Plan: We are to leave Channel Islands Harbor the beginning of September, 2013 and head to San Diego for a few months of prep and family time. Next, we leave for La Paz (we love it there) the beginning of November. We will winter out of La Paz, exploring the Sea of Cortez. This is the first [...]
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