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So thank you to my lovely I Pad who after the auto corrector struggle made all my typing disappear. GRRRRRRR!

So the first is Pat Henri who has circumnavigated a few years ago now on her sailboat Southern Cross and the other is Jeanne Socrates. Both are circumnavigators. Jeanne Socrates is about to attempt a third circumnavigation without stopping and unassisted. She started out last year but had to return due to some damage to her sailboat. While doing repairs in Victoria, BC, she fell off a ladder, broke some ribs and seriously damaged her neck and is recuperating in La Cruz where I was very lucky to find both these ladies.

They are both a wealth of sailing information and very approachable.

I feel so lucky to have met them both!




Bonne et Heureuse année à tous!

Quand a moi, je suis prête!

Un voilier me ferai très plaisir cette année. À réfléchir!

Thank you 2017!

Thank you 2017. You have been a very good year!
I’ve travelled to some of the countries and places I’ve wanted to travel to for some time.
I met some amazing people, encountered a great deal of kindness and had the opportunity to do some volunteer work.
I’ve reconnected with some long lost outlaws in HongKong, much to my delight!
I’ve travelled and laughed,a lot, with my daughter and her best friend. I’ve been treated to the love and warmth of my son and his girlfriend.
I’ve succeeded in achieving an important personal goal – skipper certificate.
I’ve finished a couple of comic strips and made a few watercolours as well as a number of drawings.
My typing has not improved and I’m OK with that, I had other goals.
I’ve improved my Spanish vastly although there is much work to be done as evidenced by the many misunderstandings that, in turn, have gifted me with some good cartoons!
I’ve drunk some Champagne!  Not enough! An area  to improve in the coming year!
I’ve retained far more friendships than I’ve lost! I guess from that, that my bubble has expanded rather than shrunk.
À very good 2017 indeed!

Selfie at the Museo de Antropologica


I found a bench to rest a bit. Visiting enormous museums is exhausting!

I was not alone for long. Museum visitors filed by and climbed the steps of the building, then turned and either were photographed or took selfies. I’m pretty sure no one realized they were on the front steps of a tomb, but then , this is Mexico, so perhaps.  Surprisingly everyone took the same angle of photos and pretty much in the same exact spot where you can see me standing.  I thought I may as well do my photo there as well. So here you are.

I did notice, when I was drawing, that one tree looked especially surprised. That made me smile. That tree must have seen thousands of people take their picture right there.  Perhaps the tree saw more: The ghost of the tomb dweller perhaps? Or the lack of changes in the photo line up?