Dan and Tammy departed La Cruz a week ago, we tracked them on our chartplotter as they weighed anchor and motored out of the La Cruz anchorage. They are headed south to the Panama Canal and beyond. Having completed the So Pac loop back in 2005 we couldn’t convince them to go again as we prepare to head across the Pacific.
Nearly 5 months ago we unexpectedly met off the Morro Bay, CA entrance. Standing off in the dark, we watched Anjuli on our chartplotter until morning light. As morning approached Tammy radioed us to go first through the breakwater into Morro Bay. Tammy has a very nice radio voice. Dan steered Anjuli to the Morro Bay Yacht Club dock, and there was “Portland, OR” hailing port in big letters. We caught their dock lines, they stepped off the boat, we all shook hands, and that was the beginning of a great friendship.
We buddy-boated for nearly 5 months, shared some awesome sea conditions, sailed in not so fun conditions, land travelled via train, danced in the Mazatlan streets, shared our fish stories, drank a lot of spirits , joked, laughed and had a fabulous time sailing from port to port, always together.
We dearly miss them but since we’re both from Portland, we’ll be meeting up after our travels. Or,,, Dan will come to Mexico and install the air conditioning system in our Mexican home after we return from the South Pacific. Tammy and I will shop for colorful tiles, courtyard furniture and stone decorations.
Safe travels and fair winds good friends!