Sailing on a 46 ft sailboat

2 5 11  What  a great day we had yesterday, the skies were partly over cast which made it a great day for sailing.  We signed up (with a donation of course to sail fest  boarded our boat to benefit the local kids) to take a day sailing in one of the many boats visiting Zihuatanejo.  Ours was a 46 foot beauty called “The Rose”  We had the company of 2 other couples, one from Iowa the other from Powell River BC, our Captain John a retired harbor pilot from San Francisco and his wife Pat. Of course we motored out, but eventually the sails got set and as the wind in very light in this area we didn’t go fast or far, only about 3 -5 miles beyond the bay in the open ocean. Thank god for sun screen #70, While the Senor is beginning to look like a local, I’m able to maintain my lily white color which is far preferable to the bright red I normally have after anytime in the sun.  We were served drinks and lunch, the senor took a brief time at the helm, fished some, got 2 really good hits, but they got away. Some of our compatriots went swimming, I was not dress to do so or I might have been tempted.  Well maybe not as I’m not sure what else out there might have been looking for something big and white to eat.  It was a great day! Signing off KO

The senor at the helm
KO under the spinaker
Jim & Patty swiming
Captan John with the senor in the back ground

Author: zihuathyme

I'm a traveler, not as frequently as I would like as I'm semi retired. I prefer that phrase to working part time. I would travel to new places, my husband Doyle, not as adventurous as I is more comfortable with the tried and true. Thus we have fallen into a routine (not a rut) of going to Zihuatanejo for 3 months January and February, March. Pendleton Oregon for the Round Up. Plus numerous short trips. We are "RVers". For hobbies I make and sell stone & shell bird houses, garden and read my new kindle. I'm a Wedding Officiant and officiate at about 40 weddings a year, and also operate a small delivery service. Prior to my "semi retirement" I was in corrections and before that I owned and operated a bail bond agency, In 2016 My husband began chemo for Chronic lymphoma Leukemia, while doing well this has changed some of our travel habits. Relaxing in Mexico suits him well, for that I am thankful. KO

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