Sailing with KIST

02 June 2012 | San Diego, CA
27 May 2012 | Pacific coast of Baja California
16 May 2012 | Turtle Bay
08 May 2012 | Bahia Magdelena
27 April 2012 | La Paz, Mexico
25 April 2012 | La Paz
14 April 2012 | La Paz
03 April 2012 | La Paz, Mexico
21 March 2012 | Stone Island, Mazatlan
16 March 2012 | La Cruz
09 March 2012 | Melaque, Barra, and Tenacatita
01 March 2012 | Melaque
23 February 2012 | Banderas Bay
08 February 2012 | Banderas Bay
31 January 2012 | Banderas Bay
29 January 2012 | La Cruz
24 January 2012
23 January 2012 | San Blas

Nov 27 (yep, still catching up)

03 December 2011 | Bahia Magdalena
Bonnie
Sunshine!

Ok, so now we are learning why we decided to make this trip. The temperature has been in the upper 80's, we have stayed anchored in a place we wanted to for a few days (Magdalena Bay) and we've met some great people. Part of the fun is hearing why others have chosen to embark on this trip and the challenges they have faced. One of the women we met gets seasick, so seasick, that she is lucky if she makes a leg of the trip without having to lean over the side. I'd say she is one of the toughest people I've ever met. When I told her I'd be on my way home by now and that I couldn't believe she was still here, here comment was 'what, and miss all this?'. She said this with a smile and obviously meant it. Another woman has MS and decided she wanted to cruise now, in case she can't later. Another was close to losing her business due to the economy and since they could no longer afford to moor the boat in the states decided this was their opportunity to do something completely different. One of the things I really liked about this group was that each couple obviously enjoyed spending time together. It was nice to be around and brought into the fold.

We played games together, ate at a local restaurant that I wouldn't have touched with a ten foot pole at home (above picture), and shared stories. At home, if you have a new neighbor it is probably at least a few months after they move in before you say more than hello to each other. Here, if you mention you are out of garlic in a conversation, there is garlic waiting for you the next time you see someone in the group. If your VHF goes out, someone loans you their hand held one (ours is fine). If you run out of water and the local person who was supposed to deliver water to you doesn't show up because in Mexico tomorrow could mean many more tomorrows, you share your water. Sometimes I wonder if that is the way life used to be before TV and computer games. Family taking care of family, neighbors taking care of neighbors, people watching out for each other. It is a nice to live life.
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Vessel Name: KIST
Vessel Make/Model: Fraser 41
Hailing Port: Bellingham WA
Crew: Kevin and Bonnie Peterson
About: Kevin and Bonnie hail from Bellingham Washington. Kevin is a special education teacher at Mount Baker High School in Deming Washington and Bonnie is a self employed project manager. We have two wonderful daughters and two very special grand daughters whom we are going to miss very much on our trip.
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Who: Kevin and Bonnie Peterson
Port: Bellingham WA
Email: sailingkist@yahoo.com