Peace and sunshine12/26/2010
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year with love to all our friends and family from Liberte, in Honeymoon Cove, Isla Danzante, Baja Mexico.
Deep thoughts at Playa Juncalito12/26/2010
We pulled into this bay near Puerto Escondido for refuge from a southerly, and just happened to catch a radio transmission that tonight was the full lunar eclipse. We watched it happen in perfectly clear skies with no lights around. The moon was right above our boat when it happened, and we lay on our backs in the cockpit and passed the binoculars back and forth.
That perfect moment12/26/2010
Here is a sailor's dream. With the sails balanced, the boat is sailing herself upwind without autohelm in 8-10 knots of breeze and flat water. On this heading, there's a spot of sunshine on the foredeck for some lounging and reading. There's a volcanic island off the port bow. Pure bliss.
We recognized the names of several boats at this tree in Caleta San Juanico, where passing yachties leave their momentos. We found everything from a poem written on a pair of shorts to very elaborately made works of art. It reminded us of the boardwalk at Hot Springs Cove on Vancouver Island, where we left Liberte's name in one of the wooden planks.
Osprey at Caleta San Juanico12/26/2010
These osprey have a priceless piece of real estate, on top of this crazy rock formation in one of the prettiest bays we've seen. Rebecca said "If I were a girl osprey, I'd pick that nest." We wondered if any of these osprey are snowbirding down from Coeur d'Alene.
Isla Coyote cactus12/26/2010
There are more than 300 species of cactus in the Sonoran desert - makes you pay attention when you're out for a hike in the flip-flops.