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Welcome to our blog, describing our voyage aboard Bravo, a Kelly Peterson 46 sailboat with homeport in Seattle, Washington. We headed south in 2010, destined for Mexico and beyond. Cheers, Adam and Cindi


"As for me, I am tormented by an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts." -Herman Melville, 1844


Monday, December 6, 2010

Let's get this party started!!!

Bravo left the dock in San Diego at around 8 this morning, now in Mexico, heading south toward the land where the butter melts!!! YEE HAH!!! (But sure not there yet, temp has been in the 40's at night in San Diego.....brrrrrr the next couple of night's watches will be chilly)

The past couple of weeks have been extremely hectic...packing the house up, moving all into either our storage locker, good will, dump, or, when lucky, eBay. Cindi had her last day of work on 11/30, and we were on the plane for San Diego in the morning of 12/2, after a midnight moving wrap-up the night before.

Friend Emily joined us in SD on 12/3 for the sail to Cabo San Lucas, and we spent the past couple of days provisioning, stowing gear and food, and trying to remember where everything was. But it's all good, and felt great to finally get underway.

Just before crossing the imaginary border into Mexico, a US customs boat pulled along side to grill us a bit. Apparently the answers jived with his computer screen, as he finally let us go w/ a wave. No worries.

Looking for breeze, winds finally came up. Now at 18kn, we're boogey-ing south at around 8 knots...sweet! Especially nice to shut down the engine. Fishing line is out, hoping for a bite for sushi by dinner!!! Next stop will be Turtle Bay, about 300 miles to the south.

6 comments:

  1. Yay! Welcome to our world. However, don't get your hopes too high, temp-wise. We were in Puerto Vallarta last week and it was a cool 2-blanket night. Safe journey.
    Patricia and Bryan

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  2. Wonderful! You're off! May the winds be at your back and your fate weave a fascinating tale. Best wishes Jenifer

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  3. Congratulations on getting south of the border! Haven't been to the blog for awhile and learned alot about the past 2 months aboard Bravo. I had no idea you got injured at GP in Oct. Clear sailing ahead,

    John

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  4. Congratulations on escaping! It is a wonderous feeling to be out exploring. We look forward to reading your blog and hope we will be able to drop anchor nearby in the future.

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  5. So you won't be attending our Holiday Cheer party? Like JLC I haven't visited the Bravo blog for awhile. We had hoped to see you before you headed off on your great adventure. Thot we'd see you at GP but now we know why we didn't. Fair winds and a following sea.

    Dennis & Anne

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  6. Hey you two!

    So cool to see the underwater pics - I look forward to more!

    Love,
    Ang

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