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More Memories of Mexico

A couple of weeks ago we shared a story from the Grand Poobah reminiscing about some of the friends he made while sailing Mexico. Well, here he is again with another story about some of the fun and interesting people one can meet sailing south of the border (well, just about anywhere for that matter).

The Baja Ha-Ha celebrates cruising everywhere in Mexico — as well as Ha-Ha veterans who have cruised Mexico and far beyond. This includes Eric and Pam Sellix of the Clatskanie, Oregon-based Seawind 1160 cat Pied-a-Mer III. The hard-working couple started cruising in 2012 after they were unable to find buyers for their two rural Oregon restaurants.

As we recall, Pam, then 66, had never spent a night on a boat or been out of sight of land before. The couple joined the 2012 and 2014 Ha-Ha’s. And we later saw them at Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz.

We knew they’d gone on to the South Pacific, but we’d pretty much lost track of them — until today. Pam just wrote to say that they are now “76 years young and still going strong.” And in the Red Sea! How cool! We’re so impressed.

Pied-a-Mer III in Mexico
Eric and Pam are proof that you can start sailing at any stage of life — and that you never know where it’s going to take you!
© 2020 Richard Spindler

1 Comment

  1. Sue Campbell 3 years ago

    Yes met this couple on that 2012 Baja HaHa.. was impressed then at their age and adventuress! -John & Sue Campbell on SV/ Wizard.

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