Landfall Voyages

A Gimp, a Dwarf, a Dog, and a Dick...overcoming disabilities, sailing around the world.

26 October 2012 | Ensenada, Baja California Norte, Mexico
24 October 2012 | Ensenada, Baja California Norte, Mexico
23 October 2012 | Ensenada, Baja California Norte, Mexico
22 October 2012 | Ensenada, Baja California Norte, Mexico
21 October 2012 | Ensenada, Baja California Norte, Mexico
19 October 2012 | Ensenada, Baja California Norte, Mexico
18 October 2012 | Ensenada, Baja California Norte, Mexico
17 October 2012 | Ensenada, Baja California Norte, Mexico
01 October 2012 | Ensenada, Baja California Norte, Mexico
28 September 2012 | Ensenada, Baja California Norte, Mexico
25 September 2012 | Ensenada, Baja California Norte, Mexico
18 September 2012 | Ensenada, Baja California Norte, Mexico
09 September 2012 | Two Harbors, Catalina Island, California, United States
06 September 2012 | Morro Bay, California, United States
02 September 2012 | Ensenada, Baja California Norte, Mexico
27 August 2012 | Ensenada, Mexico

Morning Coffee: Urchin Edition

27 August 2012 | Ensenada, Mexico
Steve Willie
As I was sipping my mocha up on Calle Primera, I was approached by two cute little Chiclet sales girls, about six and eight years old. I gave them my standard, "Gracias, pero no (no thank you)," with a halfass decent accent that usually works. The small one, with a firm, determined look on her face, met my eyes and said, "Gracias pero, SÍ! ( thank you, but YES!)."

I said, "No mas dinero." She said, "SÍ mas dinero!"

I said, "No quiero." She said, "SÍ quiero!"

I explained that our house is a boat and that we have muy poquito espacio (very little space), so she sorted through her little box of tricks and found a tiny beaded lizard, forced it into my hand and told me, "Es muy chico (it's very small)," and demanded one dollar. I put it back in her box and said, "No dollars," and she said, "SÍ dólares!"
We were all three laughing by this time. The older, quiet one hadn't taken her eyes off of my braided beard. I gave it a little tug and then slowly, so slowly, she reached out with great caution and gave it a little tug, a worried look on her face.

I YELPED in pain! (It didn't hurt.)

We all giggled like crazy and they walked on, laughing.

More stuff you see on Calle Primera:

Street urchins on Calle Primera in Ensenada, Baja California Norte, Mexico.

Eli gave these boys his leftover nachos when they asked if they could have them.



Golden knights stand guard outside a souvenir shop on Calle Primera in Ensenada, Baja California Norte, Mexico.

Golden knights stand guard outside a souvenir shop.



Memo with his bike on Calle Primera in Ensenada, Baja California Norte, Mexico.

That's our friend Memo with the bike. All of his brothers and sisters are legal, but he was born early when his mom was visiting relatives in Mexico. He got deported at 40 after getting pulled over for a burned out taillight. He didn't know he wasn't a citizen. Now he has to learn how to speak Spanish.



Beautiful old hotel on Calle Primera in Ensenada, Baja California Norte, Mexico.

Beautiful old hotel on Calle Primera.



Sidewalk art on Calle Primera in Ensenada, Baja California Norte, Mexico

Sidewalk art



Indian street begger on Calle Primera in Ensenada, Baja California Norte, Mexico.

Mama Urchin



Street view of Calle Primera in Ensenada, Baja California Norte, Mexico.

Oxxo is like a 7-11.



Restaurant and bar on Calle Primera in Ensenada, Baja California Norte, Mexico.

These guys supposedly have really cheap drinks on days the cruise ships are in.



Street view of Calle Primera in Ensenada, Baja California Norte, Mexico.

Papas & Beer might be the #1 destination for the cruise ship people.



Wedding party cruising down Calle Primera in Ensenada, Baja California Norte, Mexico.

Wedding party cruising down Calle Primera.



Musicians on Calle Primera in Ensenada, Baja California Norte, Mexico.

Musicians on Calle Primera.



Sidewalk view of Calle Primera in Ensenada, Baja California Norte, Mexico.

The sidwalks are always filled with street vendors, happy tourists, and pretty much any souvenir you can think of.



Souvenir cart on Calle Primera in Ensenada, Baja California Norte, Mexico.

Souvenir cart



Painted sidewalk on Calle Primera in Ensenada, Baja California Norte, Mexico.

They paint the sidewalks in Ensenada--usually a shiny bright red. They look pretty, but can get slick with a little bit of dust.



Mural inside a tunnelway on Calle Primera in Ensenada, Baja California Norte, Mexico.

Mural inside a tunnelway on Calle Primera. Mexicans put art on everything. Even unlovely things look wonderful.



Eli walking down Calle Primera with us in Ensenada, Baja California Norte, Mexico.

Eli walking down Calle Primera with us in, shaking his head because he can't even believe how dorky his parents are.



Buying trinkets on Calle Primera in Ensenada, Baja California Norte, Mexico.

Buying trinkets

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Vessel Name: Landfall
Vessel Make/Model: Vagabond '39, hull #1
Hailing Port: Morro Bay, California, USA
Crew: Steve Willie, Tamiko Willie, Eli Willie, Nala the best dog ever
About:
Steve and I met when I was a Junior in High School and corny as it sounds, it was love at first sight. 25 years later, he is still the love of my life and I can’t fathom a future without him in it. 25 years of incredible adventures, unconditional love, and sometimes heartrending hardship. [...]
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