S/V Exit Strategy

06 March 2013
16 December 2011 | Sausalito, CA
21 July 2011 | San Rafael, CA
13 April 2011 | Oakland, CA
16 March 2011 | Unfortunately not in San Blas where I last wrote about bells
29 January 2011 | San Anselmo near San Francisco
27 June 2010 | Turtle Bay, Baja
14 June 2010 | La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
16 May 2010 | La Cruz anchorage
04 May 2010 | La Cruz anchorage
28 April 2010 | the rolly anchorage known as La Cruz
18 April 2010 | Marina Riviera de Nayarit
11 April 2010 | La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
02 April 2010 | La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
28 March 2010 | the pleasant village of La Cruz
24 March 2010 | La Cruz, Nayarit, Mexico
22 March 2010 | La Cruz

An Evening aboard s/v Totem

21 February 2010 | La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
Above: Diana and Jim Jesse, Behan and Jamie Gifford and the kids aboard s/v Totem

We were delighted today to be hailed on the VHF by Jim Jesse of m/v Nalu. Jim and his wife Diana were Marina Village Gate 11 neighbor of ours, and they've been sailing for the last few weeks with the Gifford family aboard s/v Totem. We got to know the Totem crew when they were guests on Gate 11 on their way to Mexico last year.

They were just arriving in La Cruz from points south and wanted to get together. After the folks on Totem grabbed some much-needed sleep, Dave and I joined them for a sundowner that lasted long past sundown and into dinner time (which was yummy!). We finally brought out a gallon jug of wine that we've been hauling around since another Gate 11 resident gave us before we left. We couldn't think of a better time to enjoy it.

We've made lots of new friends since we've been in Mexico, and it was wonderful to catch up with old friends. Jim and Diana, a remarkable couple, have been cruising since the 60's, having somewhere around 135k nautical miles under their belts. They were pioneers in the cruising movement and we feel truly lucky to know them. The Gifford family is no less remarkable, cruising with three charming children ranging in age from 5 to 10. The kids are absolutely awesome, and are great examples of what magic can happen when parents become totally committed to offering their children life learning experiences.

One of these is not like the others... Jean hanging out with the Gifford children

Vessel Name: Exit Strategy
Vessel Make/Model: Amel Maramu
Hailing Port: San Francisco
Crew: Dave and Jean

Adventures aboard Exit Strategy

Who: Dave and Jean
Port: San Francisco