|Our Mexico log--2 years, 6,334|
miles, and top speed of 14.1
When we last left off on this blog, Schatzi was southbound to La Paz to get ready for a yacht transport back to the Northwest. As we mentioned, we decided against trucking the boat home, and even more assuredly decided not to bash our way 2,000 miles up the West Coast, against the prevailing breeze, current and swell. We made arrangements to ship Schatzi on board the Star Lindesnes using Seven Star Yacht Transport for a very favorable price of $12,375. Then we rigged the boat for its transit, which means setting up the boat for a couple weeks of head on, gale force winds, taking off everything thing above decks, but gratefully leaving the mast upright.
On June 1 we were ready to fly from La Paz to Hermosillo and then on San Carlos to pick
|Salty, Lynne and a|
|Loading the Star Lindesnes|
From San Carlos it was a two-week land voyage home, including time with our family in Oxnard, California. We arrived back home June 15, just in time for, not one, but two memorial services. On July 4 Roger got word that Schatzi would
load on July 6 and that he had permission to ride the ship to the Northwest.
With no delay he dashed on down to La Paz and made arrangements to get Schatzi
out to the Star Lindesnes. However, when Roger showed up on deck for his ride
north, he learned that, while the yacht transport company had given permission
for the trip, no one had told the shipping company. Since his name was not the shipping
manifest, it became impossible for him to ride along. Nevertheless, Roger did get
a chance to meet and have lunch with the ship’s officers, and get a tour of the
ship, something that he always wanted to do. Then regretfully, Roger had to catch
the next flight back to Seattle, where we waited for our ship to come in. What
is normally a 10-day passage became a 26-day passage. This also unfortunately
cut into our cruising time with Mark and Mary Haesloop who joined us for our
Canadian cruise. Such is life waiting for the Banana Boat to arrive—or in our
case for the bulk carrier, Star Lindesnes.
|Up and Aboard|
|Ship's Officers at lunch|
Back Home! Yes, we have now returned back home, finished with our extended coastal cruising for now. It has been 5 years, 24,000 sea miles and a heap of adventures since we slipped the lines in Seattle in April. 2014. We have cruised both coasts of North America (and the Great Lakes) as far as we want to go and have met enough new friends and experienced enough adventures to last a good part of our life time. We now begin another phase of our lives—perhaps a French barge canal, a jaunt to South America, maybe a hopping on board a supply ship in Polynesia, or even seeing the inside of our own country. First, we will be settling back onto our mundane Seattle life and catching up on old friendships. Then, who knows—it’s a big, exciting world out there, with lots left to do. To our
friends still out there cruising, we dip our ensign to you.
To our friends everywhere else, we thank you for following our adventures and for
giving us a chance to stay connected to our world back home.
|Mexico Sunsets-Los Mejor!|
And, yes, it is good to be back home!
Roger, Lynne, and Salty
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