Some of the highlights in the last few days are: kids trick or treating via dinghy last night, $1 Coronas, getting over "mic fright" to use the VHF radio well for communications, meeting in person many of the friends we've made on the radio at night, the locals in Turtle Bay and our limited Spanish/English exchange, finding a nice lavanderia to do 12 lbs of our laundry, the great camaraderie of our Shindig crew.
Here is a link from the departure 'lectronic latitude online, which was from the departure parade in San Diego.
Also, Umberto, our San Francisco/Delta mascot pinata, has now found a new home. He left our clutches filled with candy at the San Diego costume party with a few stickers and instructions on where he needed to go. Today one of the boats on the radio Net called us asking for "what this pinata was for?" and now the pinata is making his way, via dinghy, to S/V Fluenta, which young Jonathan and Victoria reside. We know they will share the candy with their new friends.
Here are a few photos from the San Diego to Turtle Bay leg.
|Fleet of sailboats leaving San Diego|
|Sunset with sailboat on day one|
|Finally! Our first yellowfin tuna!|
|Making ceviche and sashimi in the galley|