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

Beach bowling

16 May 2012 | Turtle Bay
This is our second time at Bahia Tortuga or more commonly known in the cruising community as Turtle Bay. The first time was in November and we were anxious to move through as quickly as possible on our quest for sunshine and warmth. We only stayed one or two nights and barely explored the town. This time we were just as anxious to move through quickly only in the opposite direction in our quest for home. It seems that regardless of where you are the desire to go home toward the end of a vacation/trip/adventure or whatever gets stronger the closer you get and although we aren't exactly close to good ole Bellingham, the pull is definitely being felt.

As the weather gods would have it, we have been in Turtle Bay for five days and had plenty of time to explore the town and surrounding area, try the only restaurant we could find open, do some grocery shopping, take on fuel via panga, and bowl on the beach...Fred Flintstone style.

For those of you who have never been bowling ala Fred Flintsone all that is needed is a rock with finger size holes and a few others that can be used for pins. No problem when you are in an area of sandstone. Kevin found the perfect bowling rock with nice rounded but somewhat square edges and then we set up the pins and away we bowled. Kevin went first and knocked over 6 pins and but left two standing on his spare. Next it was my turn. The pin picker upper machine (Kevin) set the pins back up in formation and I, in all my perfect bowling stance and style, managed to roll the ball so that it knocked over a few pins and managed to pick up all but one for my spare. So if we were keeping score I would have beat Kevin ;-).

The other thing we've been doing for entertainment is playing a game called Baja Rummy. It is a little like Hand and Foot for those of you who have played it and takes a long time to get through so is a good way to spend an afternoon. So far Kevin has been winning and if we were keeping score it would be Kevin 8, Bonnie 1. Now, most of you know I am not very competitive when it comes to games and just like to play. I don't normally care whether I win or lose. But for some reason I'm getting a bit on the grumpy side as Kevin consistently lays down his last card and I'm not even close to going out. I'm not ready to give up though, I know there is at least one more win in the cards for me and if Kevin can stand having me through my cards at him as he says "and, I'm out" then I'll continue to play.

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.

Who: Kevin and Bonnie Peterson
Port: Bellingham WA