Kia Ora

14 May 2015 | Fakarava Atoll, Tuamotus, French Polynesia
25 April 2015 | Hana Moe Noa, Tahuatu, Marquesas, French Polynesia
24 April 2015 | Atuona, Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia
13 April 2015 | Somewhere on the Pacific, still
11 April 2015 | Somewhere on the Pacific, still
11 April 2015 | Somewhere on the Pacific, still
09 April 2015 | Somewhere on the Pacific, still
02 April 2015 | Somewhere on the Pacific
07 March 2015 | Galapagos, Ecuador
07 March 2015 | San Cristobal, Galapagos
05 March 2015 | Galapagos
01 March 2015 | Galapagos Islands
27 February 2015 | Galapagos Islands
27 February 2015 | Pacific Ocean
26 February 2015 | Pacific Ocean
26 February 2015 | Pacific Ocean
26 February 2015 | Pacific Ocean
23 February 2015 | Pacific Ocean
18 February 2015 | Still in Las Perlas Islands
17 February 2015 | Las Perlas Islands, Panama

Food poisoning and exploring tide pools

18 May 2013 | Puerto Los Gatos
Never eat anything made from mayo when then mayo hasn't been refrigerated. Ugh. We were eating at a palapa in San Evaristo and were served a dip that was mayo based. I had seen the cook mixing it up and noticed that she had spooned the mayo out of a huge container. Since there is no refrigeration at this palapa I should have known better than to try it. Ken took one bite of it and didn't care for it, Paul sampled a few bites as did I. Celeste didn't have any. Paul and I both got pretty sick a day later and since it's the only thing that the two of us ate that no one else did, it had to have been bad. I don't want to go into details but I was out of it for 2 full days.

On to happier thoughts. We are anchored in Puerto Los Gatos. Since everyone was feeling good today, we got out in the dinghy and went exploring. This bay is beautiful. The rocks are pink and black and the water is crystal clear. We went to the northern side of the bay today and walked along the shore where we found lots of tide pools filled with brilliantly colored starfish, spiny urchins, bright blue damselfish, angles, blennies, crabs and who knows what else. We spent two hours poking about the rocks looking for new finds.

Ken went fishing this evening. Elliot is out on deck waiting for his treat of freshly filleted fish. We'll save the rest for us and for Monty (he prefers his cooked).

A funny thing happened at dinner. I can usually find Italian sausage when were are in the bigger cites so I buy a package or two to store in our tiny freezer. I haven't, however, been able to find bratwurst anywhere. I have a fantastic recipe for bratwurst and cabbage stew that I have been wanting to make for several months. Today I thawed out some Italian sausage to make spaghetti. When I cooked the Italian sausage it didn't look or smell right. I tasted it and it was bratwurst! What the heck?!?!? How could bratwurst be labeled Italian sausage? And the bigger question is, WHERE did I buy it? I'm sure it was in Mazatlan (300 miles from here) but I'd like to remember where so that I could get this bratwurst 'Italian sausage' next time I'm in the area.

By the way, bratwurst in spaghetti isn't very good.
Vessel Name: Kia Ora
Vessel Make/Model: Hylas 44
Hailing Port: Seattle, Washington, USA
Crew: Julie and Ken Dausman
Extra: In the spring of 2011 we left Seattle and headed north. We spent 6 months circumnavigating Vancouver Island. We headed out again in the summer of 2012 and are now cruising in Central America.
Kia Ora's Photos - Main
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Created 24 July 2013
More images from cruising Mexico
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Created 9 February 2013
Cruising Mexico
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Created 14 November 2012
US West Coast
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Misc pix of the Broughton Islands, BC, Canada
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Created 4 July 2011
Desolation Sound
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Created 21 June 2011
Princess Louisa Inlet, BC, Canda
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Created 21 June 2011
Vanouver, BC, Canada
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Created 29 May 2011
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Created 9 February 2011
Miscellaneous pictures taken around Puget Sound
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Created 23 January 2011
Misc pics of the boat
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Created 23 January 2011

Heading South

Who: Julie and Ken Dausman
Port: Seattle, Washington, USA