Thursday, December 29, 2011

From La Cruz, Mexico


As you all know the sailing language is a little different. Here are some vocabulary.

#1. main sail - the sail that uses the boom to stay up.
#2. dodger - a plastic screen that protects the cockpit from the wind.
#3. spinnaker - a sail used only when the wind is just right.
#4. Los Muertos - a tiny town mostly a big hotel.
#5. Mazatlan - a large town
#6. Catalina 38 - the type of boat we are on.
#7. Profligate - the leader of the Baja Ha Ha.
#8. marina - a place where boats go to dock.
#9. Keep in touch! Hopefully I will get another time soon to do another entry.



Dear Followers and Readers,

Hello everyone. This is J.P. saying that we sailed from La Paz to Los Muertos and then from Los Muertos to Mazatlan and Mazatlan to La Cruz. Now we are at La Cruz and I met a kid that is about Mickey's age meaning about 10 or 11. His name is Leo. He has a sister named Theresa. We also met some kids named James and Sydney. We went sailing on their big boat and went snorkeling. A whale splashed us, but we did not see it come out of the water. Mickey, James and Sydney were all on deck and so was I. They got wet, but did not get as wet as me! That is all I have to say today.



Monday, December 5, 2011

More Answers to Your Questions.....

Our friends, Mary and Friedie asked these questions and now we will answer them:

"I wonder when you guys are going to get to La Paz? Are your friends from the village still your friends? Did they speak Spanish or English? JP, We think it is really funny that you were a naked sailor." -Mary and Friedie

We got to La Paz 3 weeks ago and it is very hot and fun here. We went out to the Islands and they were beautiful. The water was so clear that we could see millions of fish when we were at the sea lion rookery. My dad choked on salt water because a sea lion swam around him and then swam away.

Are your friends from the village still your friends? Not really, because we haven't gone back to Bahia Tortuga. They spoke Spanish, but they wanted to learn English. The word home run in Spanish is just "home run".

Here is a question from our friend, Sara: Have you learned any Spanish yet? If so, you will have to teach me some when you get back.

Hi Sara! We haven't been learning very much Spanish, but we have been learning little by little.

We have learned: hello - hola
How are you doing? - Como estas?
My brother is crazy - Mi hermano es loco!
thank you - gracias
no - no
yes - si
your welcome - de nada
french fries - papas
orange fanta - fanta naranja
shoes - zapatos
market - mercado
football - futbol americano
soccer - futbol
How do you say? - Como se dice?
cheeseburger - hamburguesa con queso
I don't know - No se
all of the numbers to 10

We like it when people ask us questions! Keep in touch!
Mickey and J.P.