A Mexico-Addendum

October 25, 2011

I forgot to mention the amazing things we have seen so far. On our way across the Mexican border we were greeted by the largest pod of dolphins I have ever heard of. There must have been 100 of them, all leaping and playing around the HaHa boats. It seemed as though they must have organized a rally of their own, as if to prove that the ocean was still theirs.

Later that day Merileigh spotted a humpback whale a few hundred yards off our starboard beam. I got up just in time to see it before it dove below, not to be seen by us again. Other boats reported dolphin and whale today, but we only saw a few seal flippers waving.

I am on the first watch of the night now and the night sky is humbling. Jupiter is bright enough to leave a faint train across the ocean to port, and I have spotted more than a few shooting stars. Old familiar constellations are keeping me company and my iPad sky programs (Star Walk, and Distant Suns) are teaching me new ones. I am grateful for that technology on these long chilly nights.

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  1. Comment by Chuck Spillner via Facebook

    Chuck Spillner via Facebook October 25, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    You all are on an amazing adventure. Thanks for the updates.

  2. Comment by Chris and Lisa

    Chris and Lisa October 25, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Ahoy Convivia! We have caught up on all your latest posts and that much more excited for those to come! We miss all of you all the time, but are so pleased to see you living out your dream. The pictures are all great. Keep em coming. Everything has been good in the bay area, except for the “occupy” protests. The only occupying you guys are seeing is that done by amazing sea creatures and other boats we’re sure. We are now worlds apart and you have only just crossed into Mexico. Parker Jay says hi and he is dreaming of sailing. You can tell because when he sleeps he sometimes tosses and turns like he’s tacking. Once in a while maybe a jibe. We really miss you guys. Talk or see u soon would be even better. Fair winds, calm seas, and may you always atleast 1 amp hour for all of your gadgets!

    • Comment by Tucker Bradford

      Tucker Bradford November 6, 2011 at 2:29 pm

      Thanks Chris, it’s great to hear from you. Send more news of the East Bay and your family.

  3. Comment by Katja Svendsen

    Katja Svendsen October 26, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Yahoo!!
    Over the border, Iam so envious and happy for you. It makes me smile reading about what you see and experience. We have experienced huge pods of dolphins also and they bring a grin to my face. Im so glad the kids are such a joy and looking forward to fishing. Happy sailing, Katja Svendsen (Ranger 33)

  4. Comment by Cidnie

    Cidnie October 28, 2011 at 4:46 am

    Dolphins never fail to delight me. Never. So did you wish on one of those shooting stars?

    • Comment by Tucker Bradford

      Tucker Bradford November 6, 2011 at 2:28 pm

      You know I did!

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