Adventures of Maia | Preparing for the South Pacific crossing
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Preparing for the South Pacific crossing

Food, food, food, shopping, shopping, stashing away. We have been stocking up on food to last us 3 months or more. Also, making sure we have maintenance items that may be needed for Maia. We have heard that it can be hard to find things until we get to Tahiti, which may take as long as 3 months. (Getting excited!)

Continuing to work on projects; putting together the ditch bag, storage for the V berth, re-marking chain, deck drain cleaning, sail inspections, rig inspection, store Jordon Drogue, install high water bilge alarm, defrost the fridge, find charts wanted for the South Pacific area, organize First Aid kit, make copies of documents. Sewing projects included; lee cloth, galley strap, screen repair, mesh container for settee storage. They all turned out great!

We are in La Cruz Marina. We took a break and spent about a week at the anchorage. We have really been enjoying it here. Meeting new friends (Small World, Borboleta), seeing old friends (Salt and Light, Aloha) and friends of friends. There has been lots of different talks; provisioning, suture class, weather, radio, circumnavigation…. Also, the Puddle Jump group has been meeting on Sunday morning. It has been good for dissemination of information! Thursday night movies, easy bus rides into Bucerias, Walmart, Mega, Soriana, Chedraui and the “Bee Store” that has spices, beans, nuts & seeds. The 8:30 morning net on 22, is really informative and helpful.

We have been tying up a bunch of loose ends, (including this blog). We expect to be leaving with the next weather window that could be any day!

The epic Costco shopping trip!

We were packed into the car! Thanks Kristin for taking us to Costco and putting lots of stuff on your lap.

The Costco haul!

Thanks for the weather talk, Mike (PV Sails and North Sails)!

See Hannah watching Dick. She is belaying him.

Heading out to the Anchorage! Wait, I am not onboard!!!

See Mighty Merloe! We have seen her in San Diego, Cabo, San Diego and now here in La Cruz!

Dick has a new toy! It is just about time to start playing on it.

Defrosting the freezer. This is the freezer section of our fridge. The box freezes things well. To bad it is not bigger! Wow, there is so much more room now!

Cutting out mesh for the settee compartment covers.

Storing Jordan series drogue.

Sewing is creative and fun!

Hannah makes bread!

Crossing off things on the list! See our new storage cover with snaps!

Dick, Laura, Hannah with Krystle and Kraig from s/v Small World. (yes it is a small world!)

3 Comments
  • Ruth sullivan
    Posted at 13:35h, 28 March Reply

    Thanks for the update Laura. That sounds like quite a bit of work. Hopefully you will have lots of steady wind, sunny skies and smooth seas. I am along for the ride.

  • Joan Mills
    Posted at 18:11h, 28 March Reply

    Dick and Laura,
    May the wind be perfect for your journey! Be safe! ❤️Joan

  • Viola
    Posted at 22:36h, 02 April Reply

    Ok, I thought I would check to see if you posted anything yet! Hope all is well !

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