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Old 19-11-2010, 20:53   #1
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Running from the Wet Coast of Canada

Hi all. Marimba has left the west coast and we're running away after I've semi retired (when I run out of resources I'll have to un-retire!). The forum appears to be thoughtful and useful, something I should have connected to years ago. I especially appreciate your 'rules of discussion'. Good sailing.
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Old 19-11-2010, 22:25   #3
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Welcome Marimba. I'm another left bank maven of the rain forest. The rain's a little white tonight though!
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Welcome Marimba. I'm another left bank maven of the rain forest. The rain's a little white tonight though!
Thanks for the note - as it happens I left Nanaimo in mid September with the plan to head for Hawaii and points south - and that was admittedly a late start for that route. Between the late start and a problem that cost a couple of weeks on the way down, we've re-routed to Mexico for the winter and we'll start west in March. As to weather - it's been mostly clear and sunny, "mid June coastal weather" for the most part - today we actually are having what the locals refer to as "rain" - it's all relative. (it's overcast, damp, a bit chilly (short sleeves and a wind breaker) with what amounts to an occassional heavy scotch mist!

We're restocking and doing some minor repairs before heading into Mexico next week. I note that you never get the boat completley "ready" - at some point you just go and deal with the priorities. There is an interesting "community of migrants" that gathers along the way, all of whom have a story to tell of their trip - we thought we were unique in the trials and lack of being completely preped and learned that we're right with the pack if not a bit ahead.

So dream, but at some point, down tools and go. This I've now learned on this first major trip.

Regards to all we may know in common on GI and Nanaimo.

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It is all relative. I was in Mazatlan a few years ago during a "cold snap". I ran into a young lady wearing a down jacket, I was in shorts and a tee and we both looked at each other like we were crazy.

Mexico is a great place to spend the winter. My personal favorite is Barra de Navidad but I'm sure there are many equally wonderful places to drop anchor!

We got a couple of inches of snow last night and it is quite spectacular but it can leave now.
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Wow, we just started dreaming and are thinking of sailing the Caribbean for a year....any advice is appreciated. Our plan is to purchase a new 38 ft sailboat and leave Canada by July next year. Lots of research is needed and we are hoping to get lots of advice!

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