Monday, 26 December 2011

and one, makes three

Cruiser-in-training
On December 14, we welcomed our close friend Dana aboard Nyon. She cleverly escaped a wintery Victoria for sunny Mexico. Our happy reunion led to her immediate immersion into the cruising lifestyle. This means, she got her hands dirty. Two days later, we escaped the dock: The mast was re-stepped and the rig was tuned, water tanks were full and provisioning was done.

Splash!
Ah, the bliss of being at anchor once again... Dana took to it like a fish to water. We leapt off the boat, basked in the sun, and enjoyed some well-deserved lazy days. We then tested the rig under sail. A brisk breeze led us to Punta De Mita. Nyon and her crew were thrilled to feel so free once again. Some exploring later, we headed back to the La Cruz anchorage, and did what cruisers do: A few boat jobs, some socializing, and more exploring. The best part? Sharing it all with a kindred spirit from home.

We met the Bella Star crew for drinks, and introduced them to the delicious quesadillas at La Silla Roja. It was an interesting experience to meet Aaron and Nicole, as I'd been following their blog for some time. And you have to wonder, will we like them? Will they like us? Turns out, that yes, they are very likeable, and damn funny too!

After a hectic work schedule, we are rediscovering the fine balance between work and play that is the voyaging life, and yes, it feels good!

Nyon at anchor
Daily tasks

Making handmade stockings for Christmas with recycled fabric


Happy moments

Exploring Punta de Mita

Toto et Lolo


4 comments:

  1. Merry xmas Nyon.
    wishing you well from the crew of simplicity.
    we have been out to the usual xmas haunts. Portland, long harbor, and next the poets hot tub. In between deep troughs of low pressure we venture out.
    keep up the great blogging.

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  2. hope you guys had a great Xmas! I imagine it's unusual to have xmas in Mexico but it's also kinda cool :) wishing you guys all the best!

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  3. Well, I'd say our first date was a success. :) You guys (Dana included!) are awesome, and we can't wait to down a few more beers and quesadillas with you.
    -Nicole
    s/v Bella Star

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  4. Looks like so much fun! Glad you had your good friend over..I will look forward to those days.
    Dani

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