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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

11/27/2011 - When Bloggers Collide

It's always cool when you run into people whose blogs you've been enjoying over the years. It happened to us with Mark & Vickie on s/v Southern Cross while we were still in Oregon. We met Pat, Ali and Ouest on s/v Bumfuzzle when we passed through California on our way to Mexico. Once in Mexico we met Paul and Chris on s/v Jeorgia, Rich, Lori and the kids on s/v Third Day, although, in truth I've only met Rich, and the Conger clan on s/v Don Quixote. There are numerous other blogs we follow, or at least check into once in awhile, written by folks we've met along the way. Once you meet them, it's fun to check out their blogs, if they have one, to see where they've been and find out what becomes of them after they leave.

Our latest blogger collision happened this weekend. We've been following Livia's writing for some time now. Ever since they were up in BC thinking about sailing to warmer climes. Livia is the brains behind the Interview With A Cruiser and the Newly Salted projects. She's a smart and witty writer and we were hoping to meet up with her and Carol when they sailed s/v Estrellita 5.10b down to La Paz. Our chance came Sunday when they wandered by after shopping and we had a little cockpit gam.

Lest the line-up of dead soldiers leads you to believe that Livia & Carol were trying to fulfill some sort of Canadian stereotype, let me just say that at least half of those cans were Lulu's. ¡Ella es una borracha muy grande!

As Livia said in an e-mail follow-up, it's nice when you like the people as much in real life as you do in their blogs. And we do.



bob said...

And for me it is neat when the bloggers *that you follow* collide!

s/v Eolian

SV Estrellita 5.10b said...

It was absolutely delightful to meet you two and so glad we did because we were in Balandra when you left La Paz so we missed you for round two! Tried hailing you on the radio but alas, another time. Have a wonderful time on the mainland.