Change in Latitude, Change in Attitude

30 January 2008 | Moraga, Ca.
23 January 2008 | San Diego, Ca.
20 January 2008 | Pacific Beach, San Diego
18 January 2008 | San Diego, California
17 January 2008 | 7 Miles South of the San Diego/Tijuana Border
15 January 2008 | Ensenada, Mexico
15 January 2008 | 100 MIles South of Ensenada
13 January 2008 | Isla Benitos
09 January 2008 | Bahia Santa Maria
08 January 2008 | 100 Miles South of Magdalena Bay
07 January 2008 | Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
06 January 2008 | Rounding Cabo Pulmo
05 January 2008 | La Paz, Mexico
25 December 2007 | Moraga, Ca.
15 December 2007 | Ensenada de Los Muertos, Mexico
10 December 2007 | Los Frailes, Mexico
05 December 2007 | Smack Dab' In The Middle
02 December 2007 | Mazatlan, Mexico
30 November 2007 | 128 Miles South of Mazatlan, 28 Miles Offshore
27 November 2007 | 15 miles Northwest of Manzanillo, Mexico

Turkey Dinner and Guest Preparations

20 November 2007 | Zihuatanejo, Mexico
We had a great sail up to Zihuatanejo and are currently anchored right off the beach in the main bay. Zihuatanejo (called "Zihuat" by all the yachties) is a fun-packed, vibrant tourist town. It is filled with restaurants, bars, and little shops, all of which attract the many gringos running around with their sunburned noses and white feet. Today a large Carnival cruise ship pulled into the bay and dropped off what seemed like 50,000 of them. To make matters even crazier, today is a Mexican holiday, so town was absolutely jammed. Chris and Julie bit the bullet and took off first thing this morning in search of the turkey, and came back victorious! They hit the jackpot at the large grocery store and stocked up on the many goodies needed for our turkey dinner. As I have mentioned before we do things "properly" aboard Cisnecito, and Thanksgiving dinner will follow suite. There were a few items we could not secure here in town, so Chris' parents are bringing down the rest, including truffles from Slovenia! Dinner will obviously be first-class, which I am greatly excited about. In fact, I just might even put on a pair of shoes for the event.

While Chris and Julie shopped in the morning, I cleaned and polished the barbeque (dirty job!) and brightened up some of the stainless and chrome down below. Cisnecito shines beautifully and glistens in the bright Mexican sun. Just before lunch I picked up Chris, Julie, and the hoards of groceries with the dingy and got back to the boat in time for a Torta, which is my new favorite lunchtime specialty (ham, local cheese, tomato, peppers, onion, and avocado on a fresh roll). This afternoon the three of us marched over to the local market and picked up fresh fruits, vegetables, and tortillas.

Tomorrow we will do some last minute cleaning in the morning, wash the boat down with fresh water, and wait for Dick and Susie to arrive. The plan is to head out to an offshore island about 10 miles from here, and hopefully find a cozy anchorage to celebrate our Thanksgiving dinner.
Vessel Name: Cisnecito
Vessel Make/Model: 46 ft Nautor Swan
Crew: Andrew Roberts
After working in the insurance industry for 4 years, I jumped at the opportunity to join Cisnecito, a 46 foot Nautor Swan. She currently lays in Colon, Panama preparing for her last extended cruise back to Newport, Ca. [...]

Checked Out and Headed to Central America

Who: Andrew Roberts