Laundry day, dinghy on wheels, fish from sea to sushi

November 15, 2014

Arrived in Turtle Bay yesterday afternoon after a 31 hour sail, I didn’t feed the fish, not even once!! What do we do for 31 hours on the high seas? Well, the kids made a fort under the table and watched movies, they felt fine the whole time. Jack and I took turns doing watches, I did 7p-10p then 1a-4a, Jack did 10p-1a then 4a-7a. I can’t say that sailing at night in tossing seas is my choice activity, but when we arrive at a new place to explore, it all seems worth it. Did a weeks worth of laundry on arrival, the gypsy boat is here! Today brings beach combing as we have heard the beaches here are full of shells.

Jack Jack and Mama. With nothing to hit and no land in sight, one can relax a bit at the helm.

Jack Jack and Mama. With nothing to hit and no land in sight, one can relax a bit at the helm.

Laundry day.

Laundry day.

Marietta's fort.

Marietta’s fort.

November 16, 2014

Anchor raised, motoring out of Turtle Bay harbor right now. Sailing 50 miles south to Bahia Asuncion. Got to use our new dinghy wheels for the first time yesterday to pull our dinghy onto the beach, worked great, we were so pleased. Kids found lots of neat shells and have now started a shell collection. Guess the shell collection beats the rock collection they started when we were sailing the East Coast of the US. Signing off for now, better send this before I lose internet signal. Cheers!

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Not a bad shell collection for the first day!

Not a bad shell collection for the first day!

November 18, 2014

Successful fishing day yesterday, two Black fin tuna. Didn’t weigh before filleting but we ended up with 13.5 pounds of sashimi. Jack Jack absolutely loved the sushi, wasabi and all, and ate so much I had to suggest he take a break from eating lest he overdo it. I usually don’t make a separate meal but Marietta requested her fish cooked. She ate about a pound of tuna sauteed in olive oil. It was a great sail yesterday, we had the “fair winds and following seas” that all sailors wish upon each other. Our goal is to arrive in Cabo San Lucas, the southernmost point in Baja California, for Thanksgiving. I told Jack I would buy a big chicken and we’ll pretend it’s a turkey. I do have the cranberry sauce and pumpkin to make a pie. The holidays are just around the bend!

The first of the two tuna that hit our lines at the same time.

The first of the two tuna that hit our lines at the same time.

Yaaaaaaa - thanks God for the fish!

Yaaaaaaa – thanks God for the fish!

Dinner is served! Almost didn't get the pic b/c Jack Jack started crying when I told him I wanted a pic before we ate.

Dinner is served! Almost didn’t get the pic b/c Jack Jack started crying when I told him I wanted a pic before we ate.

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About The 1st Draft

I am a 30-something English teacher living in the Midwest who loves books, television, soccer, a good conversation, Cardinals baseball, and playing with my adorable nieces and nephews.
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3 Responses to Laundry day, dinghy on wheels, fish from sea to sushi

  1. Mark says:

    OMG, you guys are just having so much fun. Wish we could tag along.
    M&M s/v Catatude

  2. Ron Martin says:

    Looks like you guy are havin a great time!! While in Cabo look up my friends Bryan and Ana Marie Johnson they have a pool building co. Cabo pools she is from Cabo they know a lot of people and would help you guys with any thing you would need.
    011521452277
    Cabopool@hotmail.com
    Have fun
    I just got out of the hospital had a total knee replacement ouch so I am down for the holidays. But planing on making a trip down there in January with a friend he works on air compressor for diving all the dive shops use him.
    All the best to you guys
    Ron Martin

  3. unclelawwy says:

    This is vicarious living at its best. You do all the work and I get to pretend we’re along for the ride! The kids and the scenery are so beautiful. xxoo.

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