6/12/2012 – Two tiny fish in a very tiny pond

First off, waiting around to get a photo with Roger Clyne on Sunday didn’t work out.  Actually, we don’t really care whether or not we meet celebs but it would have been cool to get a photo for the blog.  Mark & Barb picked us up at the marina at 12:30 and we headed out to JJ’s Cantina in Cholla Bay.  The cantina was pretty crowded as there were some musicians playing live outside and everyone was kind of waiting around for Roger to show. We ended up waiting almost 3 hours before finally throwing in the towel.  Naturally, I heard from fellow sailor and dockmate, Kevin, that Roger showed up between 3:30 and 4:00, right after we left.  So it goes.  At least we have our wristbands.

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We had Mark & Barb drop us off at Max’s Restaurant on the way back into town.  I’d read that they had 8 varieties of chicken wings on the menu and that they were half price on Thursday and Sunday.  Well, they did have 8 varieties and they were half price, but not until 8:00 PM.  Since it was only about 4:00, we decided to just bite the bullet and pay full price ($6.50 US for a dozen wings).  Now, of course you don’t really get a dozen wings.  You get a dozen half wings but we expected that going in.  Lulu ordered teriyaki and I ordered hot.  They actually weren’t too bad although Lulu said hers seemed a bit tough.  So, just to make sure that we got a proper wing fix, last night I cooked some at the boat.  Again, Lulu’s were teriyaki and mine were hot.  But this time, they weren’t tough and they only cost around $1.50 US for 15 half-wings.  Cooked them out on the dock on the Cobb.  Lulu made a delicious spud salad to go with (none of that carrots, celery, ranch dressing stuff for us).

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Teriyaki on the left, badass hot on the right

So what’s this got to do with tiny fish and tiny ponds?  Well nothing, actually.  But read on…

Pretty much everywhere we’ve been before, with the exception of Bahia Willard, cruisers are a dime a dozen.  But here in Puerto Peñasco, we seem to be a real curiosity.  Bill & Elli of s/v Cada Dia Más said that, in the 18 months they spent at the Puerto Peñasco Fonatur marina, we were the first cruising sailboat they’d seen besides themselves.  Crazy!  Apparently, cruisers are a rare enough commodity here that we actually warranted an interview and a story in one of the resort newsletters.  It’s a really nice story.  Check it out.  And if being interviewed wasn’t weird enough, Saturday night we’re standing in line for the “exclusive VIP potties”.  A guy in line behind us is talking and mentioned that it was raining in Portland.  Being former Oregonians, we engaged him in conversation.  When we told him that we had sailed down from Oregon, he said, “Wait!  Are you the guys on RCPM’s Facebook page?”  I suspected we were since both Mark and Kevin said they were going to post something there about us.  The guy was so happy to meet us.  Told us he read lots of cruising blogs and that we were living his dream.  Mentioned the Bumfuzzles and was excited when he found out we knew them.  It’s kind of weird when, because of blogging, we run into folks we’ve never met who know a whole bunch about our lives.  But it’s also kind of fun.

We’re going to be sailing out of here probably Sunday.  Back to our dime-a-dozen existence.  But, while we’re still celebrities, if anyone sees Roger Clyne, let him know that we’re available for autographs and photos most afternoons at the boat.  You know, just in case he wants to have proof that he actually met us.

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About sryoder

Steve & Lulu... retired. Had enough of the cold wet dreary fall/winter/spring in the Pacific Northwest. Bought a boat, fixed it up, sold our home and sailed to Mexico in November, 2010. Been here ever since except for occasional forays to the States (summer only, thank you) to visit the kids, parents and siblings. If you're looking for a sailing blog, this is the wrong place. This is a traveling, hunkering in, eating blog. Sailing is just how we get from place to place when we can't walk.
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4 Responses to 6/12/2012 – Two tiny fish in a very tiny pond

  1. Joan/Raymond Yoder says:

    Nice article. May I have your autograph. You are the closest we will ever come to a celeb. Love, Mom

  2. sailmama says:

    Hey Steve, Hey Lulu — On your way down to Guaymas, consider stopping off in San Carlos. We’re still anchored here waiting to hear word on the birth of our next newest grand baby. Then we give them about 3 weeks of breathing room before hauling out here, not Guaymas, and heading north for the summer to help them out. Banda Ancha works fine here in the bay so we have email.

  3. MWhite:LittleCunningPlan says:

    That reminds me of when we were down at the Marina in La Paz and Lulu came up to me and asked ‘Aren’t you Melissa?’. Man, that freaked me out! Even though we were supposed to meet you guys later, there is nothing like being in a foreign country and having someone recognize you from the blog. Should have offered her my autograph right there! LOL! Hey, maybe you should stock up on cards with your boat name on them and go ahead and autograph them so you can hand them out when people recognize you! Gotta love it.

  4. RCPMfan says:

    I left a comment on the 6/10/2012 blog. I was that guy. I was great meeting you.

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