Sunday, October 25, 2009

Here We Go!

In Tee-minus 12 hours, Ben, Emily, and crewmates aboard the Interlude will uncleat their lines from the dock and join the parade of boats leaving along the San Diego waterfront, officially signaling the start of the 2009 Baha Ha-Ha Rally. And so will begin Day 1 of Leg of 1 of the Great Adventure.

The food is the stowed and the booze is chilling. Contests have been won, prizes claimed, laundry done, fuel tanks filled, armpits washed, and goodbyes said. We're ready to go.

The crew aboard the Interlude is a sundry cast of characters: Joe, resident comedian and veteran Interlude crewmember; Nick, Joe's nephew and electronics whiz; Darlene, creator of gold medal-winning 'Where's Waldo?' Costumes; and finally our fearless leader Mike, whom we can thank for our aforementioned readiness. Plus, yours truly and yours truly.

Our estimated arrival date into Cabo San Lucas is November 5th. In case we don't have a chance to update, we will be stopping along the way in Turtle Bay and Bahia Santa Maria. We promise to eat well, secure our safety tethers, and take care of each other. Thanks for checking in!

Here are some photos from our time in San Diego:

Aboard the Interlude, Sunday morning (photo by Ben's cousin Brad, who drove 7 hours with his girlfriend Lindsey to have breakfast with us):

Nick, Emily, Joe, Ben, Darlene, and Mike just before winning the Team Costume Dance-Off Competition at the Baha Ha-Ha Kick Off Party:


  1. Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Congrats on blast off, take care you two!

  2. outrageous. sail the soaring seas with gusto and whimsy! baaajjuumbug i wish i could do the same. enjoy sol and good work!

  3. I know that you two are probably busy being hungover/air drying after a dip in the Pacific/on another boat to the canal already. I just wanted to say...."UPDATE ALREADY!" I'm dying to hear your stories. I know a J/120 sank during the rally, but I haven't read anything about a Catalina 36, so I'm guessing you're ok. I REALLY hope you two are well and are having the kind of good time we are all jealous of.
    -K and J