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Sailing with Tradewinds
Delay in Departure
Blowing like snot

Our plan was to leave today and head South, but that has changed. The winds have been from the West one day then North the next at 20 gusting to 40 so our new departure date from our happy new home of El Milagro looks like Wednesday maybe Thursday. The winds then will be from the East which will give us a beam reach on our SSW course. Nancy's back went out on Saturday and she's been in quite a lot of pain. We found a pharmacy to get pain meds which helped some. This morning on the cruisers net we summoned chiropractor Steve who gave her an adjustment. That was a few hours ago, and with a few beers and and few pills she is doing much better. We are spending today on the beach in lounge chairs under a nice palm tree watching the water lap the boats, and birds fly in a comfortable 15 kt breeze. The Dr. thinks with a day or two of rest Nancy will be back good as new. We will wait here for as long as it takes for her to recover as the winds will be in our favor for the next 10 days and we are only traveling for a day.

04/25/2012 | jane
wonderful shot! Thanks for sharing. Next you can ride a turtle, no?
My birthday present

I got a little head for my birthday.

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04/22/2012 | jane
OBTW-although we've not met, belated happy birthday. Photo gallery is terrific and fun to look at.
04/20/2012, El Milagro Marina

Well - we survived another Birthday. So glad they are over for another year. On Wednesday we celebrated Fernandos Birthday with a nice dinner of ceviche mixto - shrimp, octopus & conch. Really yummy! Laid low yesterday. Have been checking the weather. Doesn't look good to leave tomorrow. Winds are s'posed to pick up from the North. Will now probably wait until Monday. There are a couple other boats headed in the same direction we are. I Am sure we will bounce off of each other as we all are headed to Rio Dulce in Guatamala. Had some rain the last couple days. Today we are headed to the store to find drinking water, eggs & a few other essentials. This internet connection is as slow as dial up. I Am very greatful we have it. Not sure what we will have when we leave. We are doing well. Getting into the groove & meeting nice people. Will write again soon.

04/22/2012 | Cindy
Hey Kids. It's blowing pretty good here. Hope you are rocking and rolling along. Loving the blog. Keep it coming and have a blast!
04/22/2012 | Elaine Gauvin
Our sails are back, finally !!! Yeah!!! Just have to wait for the horrible winds we're having to settle down before we can get em up. Hoping we join you soon to show em off!!! Let us know before you sail away to the next stop.
I'll write more when I have a break. Happy belated Birthday, Fernando. You know that you've got the best birthday present, ever, sailing by your side. Love you both.
04/22/2012 | it's me - Nancy
it's blowing really good over here also. last night gusted up to 40 knots from the north. fun trying to get back on the boat with it knocking around like that. thanks for commenting. lets us know someone is reading this. lovin you!
Going to Cancun

Fernando's Birthday
04/18/2012, Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres

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Sailing with Tradewinds
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