Good-Bye Anjuli – Sniffle, Sniffle

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. Ais 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.tammywaving

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.  man hug



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!


2 thoughts on “Good-Bye Anjuli – Sniffle, Sniffle

  1. Steve VanTuyl March 7, 2016 / 8:27 am

    Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoy watching you travels unfold. It is a pleasant reminder of our trip in ’92! I think I can speak for most cruisers in that it is the life long friendships that make it all worth while. This brought back bittersweet memories of when we had to watch our friends Bob and Eva head south without us and we had to head north… Fair winds.
    Steve and Carmen S/V Solstice


    • Diane March 7, 2016 / 9:31 pm

      Thanks Steve and Carmen for following along. It’s been a real adventure, sometimes we’re (mostly me) homesick and wonder what we’re doing out here. Then there are days that we see beautful sea creatures, have a fantastic sail and realize every moment – good or sad is worth it. I think of all our friends who have made this journey down here or beyond and have a greater appreciation for their wisdom. We’ll be heading out soon, you can track us on the DeLorme tracker on the side bar to see where we are. Thanks for the nice words of encouragement! – Diane and John


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