Friday, November 5, 2010

Baja Ha-Ha to Cabo San Lucas

The Baja Ha-Ha cruisers rally with 185 boats kicked-off with a costume party in San Diego.  Of course, the crew of El Tiburon had to go dressed as sharks; Card Shark, Leopard-Land-Shark (aka "Candy Gram"), and Sarah's brother, Rich, as the Pool Shark. Spark missed the party but got a "free" Ha-Ha frisbee.
Rich, Darrell, & Sarah

All I got was a frisbee.
The 10 day trip south to Cabo San Lucas included 3 overnight passages with stops at 2 remote anchorages for 2 or 3 days of rest, exploring, and of course the real reason we went; Beach Parties with a mix of 600 other crazy sailors and locals. Several familes with children of all ages participated in the Ha-Ha sailing adventure. Kudos to all the parents giving their children such wonderful rich experiences with memories to last a lifetime.

Retirement is hard work. We live on a budget that allows for great food and booze, and all the Green Flash Sunsets we can find, but obviously, haircuts were not figured into our monthly expenses.

The experience of being at sea teaches self-reliance, the importance of teamwork, pushes every emotional button possible, and reminds one daily that life is indeed precious. 

Early morning departure from Turtle Bay

Teamwork gets us dinner!

After 2 or 3 days of HARD sailing and rolly seas, little sleep, and a lot of work everyone needs their "catch-up" sleep upon reaching the anchorage....THEN....Let the parties begin! Beach parties start with potlucks and plenty of Coronas. Next add, live music and dancing. Then a few games, children swimming, and huge amounts of laughter.
Bahia Santa Maria

The Landing Party

Dona De Mallorca and Fans

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!
Arione: Art & Jaye

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