Hello!

Welcome to our mid-life crisis! These are the chronicles of Laura and Patrick, their young son Jack, and their goofball Labrador Retriever named Evinrude (Rudy), as they travelled the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific coast of mainland Mexico in their catamaran. We went cruising in search of a change of pace, a closer knit family, and peace of mind. We found all three and more. The fun all started in October, 2008 and nearly four years later the Mexican adventure came to an end August 3rd, 2012. With our mid-life crisis cured in Mexico, we are excited to start a new adventure - life back in America.

Patrick has since joined the Sales Team of Marine Servicenter as a boat broker. Whether you are looking to make your dream of sailing away come true, or ready to sell your boat he can help. He can be reached at http://marinesc.com/about/crew/patrick-harrigan

Candeleros Chico

Candeleros Chico
Just another beautiful day at anchor on the Baja. 2010

Dolphins at play in the bow wake 2011

Dolphins at play in the bow wake  2011

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Crazy Ivan

I wrote a month ago all about the "Final Leg" of our  3 1/2 year adventure.   I explained very rationally why it was time to go home  We were headed to La Paz like it was the barn at the end of a long day.  We have lots of reasons to go home - a growing teen and lessening money being two of the chief ones, but there are a few others.   I jokingly mentioned the possibility of pulling a Crazy Ivan and asked for any bettors.  I did.  You should have taken the bet.

I don't know how it all came about.  We pulled into La Paz as planned.  We tied to the dock and started polishing, waxing and cleaning.  Just a Minute is looking SO GOOD!.  And then we simply decided we weren't done with the Sea just yet.  Maybe it was the beautiful anchorage at Bonanza.  Maybe it was the dread of returning to "real" life.   Maybe it's the fact that we actually don't have a "real life" to return to.   Then it hit us.  We have the perfect boat, the perfect cruising location, the  perfect season, lots of time, no where to be,  (a little) money and no buyer in sight yet - WHAT were we thinking?  We just couldn't leave without one more quick tour into the Sea.

The boat is still for sale.  She's perfect, clean, shiny and ready to go.  But while we are waiting for the perfect buyer to take over the reins, we'll just keep making sure that Just a Minute is in perfect working order.  You know the saying, "Use it or lose it!"  We'll stay within Internet range and if anyone wants to come and see the boat we can be back in La Paz in just a few days.  In the mean time, the Sea is waiting. 

We are still house sitting for another two weeks and will keep working on JaM, polishing, cleaning, and waxing.  Once our house-sitting gig is done, we will load up and head out.  Oh! I can't wait.  I have a list of anchorages I want to hit.

15 comments:

  1. Nice to hear that you guys came to your senses.. bon voyage again
    Any thought of upgrading the ham ticket?
    73 and thanks for all the fun post's
    guy

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  2. I was right!! Enjoy your temporary home in La Paz and then go enjoy the sea until it gets too hot. It must be so difficult to leave such a beautiful area, but it will always be there waiting for you.

    We look forward to seeing you when the time is right. Love Pam and Neil

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  3. Rich on SV THIRD DAYApril 26, 2012 at 9:53 PM

    Remember...we were going to bash home last June, yet here we are throwing weekly blender parties in the Barra Lagoon!

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  4. Hi Everyone!
    We're very happy since we came to our senses. It feels like we are playing hookie!
    Laura

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  5. I knew it! You are such a Drama Queen! Along with Diesel Queen.I love the news.Have fun.

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  6. Hey Jesse,
    I never think of myself as a Drama Queen, or any type of Queen, but if it means I get to play in the Sea a little more, I'll take the crown.
    Wish you were here,
    Laura

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    1. I'll be in Loreto in the middle of June. If you're in the area,Let me know.I would love to see you guys. Have fun.

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    2. Jesse,
      We would love to see you too. Hope we meet up. We might just be there then.
      Laura

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  7. Good, good, yippy yeah! xoxox Eyoni

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  8. We are....simply, thrilled! On the count of three...let's head north back into the Sea...YEAH for us!

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    1. I know! It makes me nearly giddy to think about a few more months. I love the Sea.
      Laura

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  9. Geez...thanks for keeping JaM sailing...and y'all posting! All of us "armchair cruisers" were worried that we'd be landlubbers again!

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  10. Yippee!!! Add two more to the list of folks (three counting Wylie!) that are sooo excited to hear of your plans to continue sailing for a bit longer. We plan on arriving in San Carlos right around July 1st. We really hope to cross paths at some point. Congrats!

    Katie and Mark

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