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Old 11-03-2013, 00:55   #16
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Re: California to the Virgins

Alright first med moore experience:
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Oaxaca should be up tomorrow followed by Huatulco.
Hopefully in a week we should cross Tehuantepec and make the jump to El Salvador.
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Old 10-07-2013, 16:33   #17
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We took a rouge wave off the north coast of Colombia and this the story of how we survived the ordeal.
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Re: California to the Virgins

bummer!
looking forward to the next installment.
things could have turned out a lot lot worse,thank god you are both safe
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What an adventure / ordeal!

What happened next?
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Old 12-07-2013, 13:07   #20
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What an adventure / ordeal!

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Still working on getting that up. Next day or so I hope.
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Holy cow! Glad everyone made it through safely.

I'm looking forward to your next post.
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We have started posting about what happened after accident (living in the village, what we did with the boat, getting back to Cartagena, transporting Gidget, immigration etc) The first of three parts is now up
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This is great writing and interesting. I had a little trouble ferreting out how the boat was repaired... one spot said you "found her final resting place"... I thought you abandoned her... but then... there you were going through the canal! I must admit I was skim reading.
This story should be mandatory reading for those questions we get on this forum like "Can I just buy a XX boat and sail from Seattle to the Virgin islands?" New Sailor. It's a real world out there with real problems, they are usually surmountable... but you should expect them and make sure that lifestyle is for you.... before you get halfway gone...
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This is great writing and interesting. I had a little trouble ferreting out how the boat was repaired... one spot said you "found her final resting place"... I thought you abandoned her... but then... there you were going through the canal! I must admit I was skim reading.
This story should be mandatory reading for those questions we get on this forum like "Can I just buy a XX boat and sail from Seattle to the Virgin islands?" New Sailor. It's a real world out there with real problems, they are usually surmountable... but you should expect them and make sure that lifestyle is for you.... before you get halfway gone...
The blog is posted in reverse chronological order, we had passed through the Canal maybe a month earlier. We did our best to accurately describe our experience and the feeling of such a trip on a small boat.
We believe, because of the nature of the damage, that there was possibly a log/tree or other unseen object in the wave we were hit by and I don't know many glass boats that would have come out without notable damage.
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You have done great job in coping with it all... kudos to you. So the boat was abandoned?
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I'm still waiting to learn more about "California to the Virgins"

just seems such a turn about, but would think there would be lots of "takers"
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I'm still waiting to learn more about "California to the Virgins"

just seems such a turn about, but would think there would be lots of "takers"
Don, be aware, there are no virgins in Califormia......
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Manged to recover most of our videos from our trip so I put together a short montage, if you're interested

Sailing Oxnard to Colombia - YouTube
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Manged to recover most of our videos from our trip so I put together a short montage, if your interested

Sailing Oxnard to Colombia - YouTube
Great video. Must see for all those cruising wannabees! Hopefully your dog survived?
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Great video. Must see for all those cruising wannabees! Hopefully your dog survived?
Thanks Cheechako,
Luckily our dog was just a bit shaken up but no worse for wear.
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