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Traveling the South Seas

12 May 2012 | Taiohae Bay
12 May 2012 | 08 16'S:139 04'W, 2950 miles traveled, 70 miles to go
07 May 2012 | 08 16'S:139 04'W, 2950 miles traveled, 70 miles to go
06 May 2012 | 07 51'S:137 39'W, 2595 traveled, 150 to go
05 May 2012 | 06 57'S:136 49'W, 2495 traveled, 250 to go
04 May 2012 | 05 58'S:134 'W, 2345 traveled, 348 to go
03 May 2012 | 04 45'S:133 02'W, 2236 traveled, 464 to go
02 May 2012 | 03 39'S:131 35'W, 2112 traveled, 594 to go
01 May 2012 | 02 46'S:130 21'W, 2045 traveled, 672 to go
01 May 2012 | 02 38'S:129 60'W, On the Equator
30 April 2012 | 02 02'S:129 48'W, On the Equator
30 April 2012 | 02 02'N:129 48'W, On the Equator
29 April 2012 | 00 47'N:129 50'W, On the Equator
28 April 2012 | 00 00'N:129 90'W, On the Equator
27 April 2012 | 01 26'N:128 00'W, 1,730 Miles Out 975 Miles to Go
26 April 2012 | 02 16'N:127 36'W, 1,715 Miles Out 995 Miles to Go
25 April 2012 | 03 03'N:126 41'W, 1,615 Miles Out 1066 Miles to Go
25 April 2012 | 4 50'N:125 32'W, 1,4491 Miles Out 1214 Miles to Go
24 April 2012 | 4 50'N:125 32'W, 1,4491 Miles Out 1214 Miles to Go
23 April 2012 | 4 59'N:124 32'W, 1,441 Miles Out 1264 Miles to Go

The Three Amigos

19 November 2013 | 20 41'N:105 17'W, Paridise Village
Yes, this is our last night together. It has been three weeks and 13 hundred miles since we left San Diego. It has been quite a trip. There are numerous horror stories about owners and crew that couldn't get along. We were lucky, Nelda and I really enjoyed Al and he enjoyed us. Sharing a 40 foot boat is living pretty close and it has worked better than we could have hoped. Al is taking a bus tomorrow to San Carlos where he is crewing on a new boat that is headed for Panama. We are on a flight home about noon with a nights stay in Seattle, arriving in Boise on Thursday. It will be good to be home but we will miss the adventures we have shared. From bats in the cockpit, to almost biffing it in the dingy beach landing, to those wonderful night watches, it has been a lot of fun. We hope those of you that followed along got a flavor of what we were experienceng and we encourage you to take the leap and do the same someday. You will not regret it. As Captain Ron says, "If it's goin g to happen, its's going to happen out there."

Looking out my back door

18 November 2013 | 20 41'N:105 17'W, Paridise Village
Hello Today we spent most of the day getting Diamond Girl ready for her two month slumber in Paridise Village. We removed and washed all the lines, put leather chaff protection on the dock lines and took down and stowed the drifter. There are a few things left to do tomorrow before we head back to the States. oh yea. we did make it to the pool. Today was another of those magical days on the water. About 3pm we looked up to see these two fishermen casting their nets right in back of our boat. I was able to get this photo and printed it off and gave them a copy. You should have seen the smile on their faces. Just before diner a gentleman that has a boat at the end of our dock stopped by. We got to talking and soon he was eating diner with us. He brought a bottle of wine and Nelda made a tremendous meal and we had a great time. It is so easy to make friends on a boat. Tomorrow we have a few last minute things to do and then we fly home day after tomorrow.

I'm never dirinking Tequila again

17 November 2013 | 20 41'N:105 17'W, Paridise Village
Greetings Today was a day to relax. Al got some serious pool time, I took a nap and Nelda spent some time on the internet. All in all a good day. Tonight we went to a potluck that is held on every full moon. After the eats each person got up and told one of there most interesting sailing stories. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Our last night in Chacala was very interesting. Nelda over indulged in the tecquila. When we made it back to the boat she made us Jiffy Pop, we told her Al had broken the new toilet seat to which she started an hour long rant about how she had just paid to by a new one. The next morning she came down from the cockpit and said, who made the Jiffy Pop? I immediatly sensed an opportunity and said, "wow, you were really upset about that toilet seat" what toilet seat? she said. It was clear Nelda didn't remember any thing that happened after we left the bar. Opportunities like this don't come along very often and Al and I made the most of it talking about the skinny dipping and the like. Nelda didn't have a clue as to what actually happened. That was three days ago and she has sworn of tequila forever, well until tonight when she won the bottle in the pic for her story about crossing to the South Pacific. Isn't life strange?

Why is this woman smiling

16 November 2013 | 20 41'N:105 17'W, Paridise Village
Hello all Well the good ship Diamond Girl arrived at her finail destination of this trip. Paradise Vilalage is just that if you like 5 star resorts. Lots of great places to eat, a real American grocery store, internet, pools and hot tubs and all the usual resort amenities. It is real culture shock for the crew. After experiencing the real Mexico the resort seams very superficial. It is sad to think that this is the only part of Mexico most people ever experience. On the other hand, there are no dead smelly fish here and we had a great meal at the resort. Tomorrow we start the clean-up of Diamond Girl. We did get some help from mother nature as we had almost 2 inches of rain last night. That washed away a lot of the salt from a couple of days ago. Tonight is the first night in two weeks we don't have to sail or keep watch of party. The saing life is really hard:-) larry
Vessel Name: Diamond Girl
Vessel Make/Model: Beneteau 393
Hailing Port: Bellingham WA
Crew: Larry, Nelda and Al
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Mexico here we come

Who: Larry, Nelda and Al
Port: Bellingham WA