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

We're Off

06 January 2008 | Rounding Cabo Pulmo
Much to my surprise we made it out of La Paz, and have officially started the final leg of our journey ahead of schedule. It really helps to have three people working together, and our early departure is a direct result. Julie provisioned food, Chris worked on the halyards (ropes that hold up the sails), and I cleaned the bottom of the boat, which is just so much fun!! I've done it numerous times before, but never in a marina, or water this cold. It took 1 hour and 55 minutes, and I was physically shivering by the time I got out of the water. It was good exercise though as I did it with a mask, snorkel, and fins, no diving gear. So, while the rest of you were staying in shape at fancy and expensive gyms, I was holding my breath in cold water, upside down and underneath a large boat, and working the "wax on, wax off" motion on the hull, rudder, and propeller. Cisnecito looks and feels as good as she ever will, so we are very excited. So far, it has been a pleasant downwind sail with very comfortable conditions. I'm working on getting my sea-legs back and feel great after being aboard for a solid few days.

We will land Cabo San Lucas early Monday afternoon. From there, we will fuel up, and take care of any last minute items (hopefully there won't be any!!). We'll anchor just off the beach and set sail to round the infamous Cabo Falso at first light on Tuesday morning. I can't believe how quickly everything is happening, especially after taking our sweet time the last six months. This is all very exciting to me as I feel the conclusion of an incredible feat is literally just around the corner.
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