Southbound milestones (so far)
These are mostly from our trip down the outside – documenting how the temperature and water gradually changed as we headed from Tofino to Cabo San Lucas.
First kiteboarding (in wetsuits): San Francisco (California)
First foreign port: Ensenada, Mexico. Because Livia is American, the US doesn’t count.
First sail off and onto anchor: From one side of the bay in San Quintin (Pacific side of Baja) to the other (hey – it counts). We’ve sailed off before and sailed on before, but never both in one run.
First “tropical” fish catch: Bonito – on passage to Bahia Tortugas (Pacific side of Baja)
Livia threw away her tattered fleece lined mittens: Bahia Tortugas
First passage where Livia did not wear a hat on night watch: On passage to Bahia Santa Maria (Pacific side of Baja)
First Dorado (a.k.a. Mahi Mahi): On passage to Bahia Santa Maria
First shirtless/bikini sailing day: On passage to Cabo San Lucas (Southern tip of Baja)
First time we thought “holy crap we need to finish installing those extra fans”: On passage to Cabo San Lucas
First place where we kayaked to a snorkel spot and snorkeled: Cabo San Lucas
Livia’s first free dive attempts: Cabo San Lucas
First margaritas at a beach bar (which we kayaked to): Cabo San Lucas
First time we realized that WE are that boat anchored in front of the tropical vacation spot: Cabo San Lucas