Thursday, January 07, 2010 | Author: Jacob
Apologies for the blog silencio over the past several weeks. We've been heads down working on our grad school applications, which are now done and submitted.

Jacob's career goal.

Julia's next small business.

We've also had time to do some great boat projects that we anticipate will make our passages much more comfortable. Top of the list is the dodger (full on how-to-build-your-own-only-slightly-crazy-dodger post to come soon), followed by the resurrection of our Raytheon autopilot, and finished off by some shade canopies for the cockpit.

In between boat work and applications we have also met some interesting new people, and we highly recommend you check out their blogs (added to our sailing blogs sidebar). One of the great things about cruising is the diversity of the people you meet, and we've had some interesting dinners with people from a wide-range of backgrounds such as: former sociology professor (who also worked at Reed College where we both went to school!), ocean engineer, software developer, carpenter, project manager, baker, and environmental consultants.

Currently we are in Marina Palmira, where we plan to spend about a week doing some further boat projects, and watching the weather. After that we head South!

Some people fill their blogs with photos of sunsets...we do provisioning photos.

Yum...nothing says cruising in paradise like cock brand canned cheese.

Damn, this blog post might just ruin our search keywords.
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On January 7, 2010 at 12:43 PM , shindz said...

"cock brand"? which marketing person approved that name? and, i totally recommend a red fisherman's cap for jacob.

happy sailing.

On January 7, 2010 at 1:51 PM , Doug and Carla Scott said...

Congrats on completing and submitting your applications. You done good!

Good luck on your projects and hope to see you in the South!

On January 14, 2010 at 1:21 PM , Adam Yuret said...

You'll have to post a follow up to let us know whether or not Cock Cheese is a good product. I mean we might stop in la paz on our way south and need some canned queso.