Saturday, April 26, 2014


Looks like Blue Dolphin will be back in the water later this year.   She is all pretty again with new paint, new decks, new and refurbished hatches, and new life lines.   All ready to go again.  I will call this round two!!   We are so lucky to have this second chance to enjoy cruising on the Sea of Cortez.  3 years ago after Robert's horrible accident we thought our cruising days were over so being able to sail again seems really special.   I love this song and I dedicate this book to my daughters.

"I Hope You Dance"

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder,
You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger,
May you never take one single breath for granted,
GOD forbid love ever leave you empty handed,
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean,
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens,
Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance,
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.

I hope you dance....I hope you dance.

I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance,
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Livin' might mean takin' chances but they're worth takin',
Lovin' might be a mistake but it's worth makin',
Don't let some hell bent heart leave you bitter,
When you come close to sellin' out reconsider,
Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance,
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.

I hope you dance....I hope you dance.
I hope you dance....I hope you dance.
(Time is a wheel in constant motion always rolling us along,
Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder where those years have gone.)

song by Lee Ann Womack 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

All good things must come to an end

Time to head back home.  Blue Dolphin is still in need of much repair but we see the light at the end of the tunnel.  Soon she will have a new shiny coat of paint.  She has a new deck and some new stainless rails (or whatever the nautical term is).  We have had fun meeting new people, hanging out at the beach, kayaking, eating eating eating, visitng the beautiful colonial city of Alamos, listening to music, cowflop bingo and lots of hours of sweat and toil working on the boat.  Maybe she will see the water again this winter.  Here are a few pictures