The Estrellita Report: 2011 Update #1

These quick summaries are for non-regular blog readers. Regular readers will see them a few times a year and can tune them out.
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Family & Friends,

As you know, we left our dock in June of 2010 and it has been a busy first 8 months of cruising. We left Victoria and headed North with Carol's family onboard and spent a week with them in the Gulf Islands. We picked up our next set of guests, Lauren & Nathan, and dropped Carol's family in Sidney BC and promptly headed further North. We spent a fantastic 3 months sailing around Vancouver Island.

Rather than spending the entire winter at anchor, Carol took half time work over the winter and we traveled for the other half. We spent some time in Bahrain learning to kite board and we took two sailing trips: 3.5 weeks into the Puget Sound and 5 weeks spent heading to Princess Louisa Inlet and Vancouver.

We are currently spending one month working on the boat, doing some minor work and one major planned upgrade. In mid-April we head North again toward the Queen Charlottes and we plan to head South from the West Coast of Vancouver Island sometime around August in a single shot to California. This will be our first major ocean passage.

We will be in California until early November 2011 when we will head into Mexico. Family and friends who wish to visit, we expect to be in Mexico at least until March 2012, but possibly a full year after that. Let us know.

Best, Livia & Carol

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