Friday, November 21, 2008

Happy Birthday, Captain

We reached the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula yesterday. Coincidently, it was the Captain's Birthday. Since shopping for a gift wasn't an option, we made the entire day his birthday present.
At 1 am, when he came on deck for his night watch, I gave him a waning moon that looked just like an orange section. At 4 am, he got the tropics, as we crossed the Tropic of Cancer off Todos Santos. At eight, he got the headlands called Cabo Falso, at nine the rocky shores off Cabo San Lucas. In the afternoon, after we had tied up at a marina near San Jose del Cabo, he got a beer, a shower and a nap. After the sun went down, he received the traditional travel birthday cake, which is a Pineapple Upside Down Cake. He was a happy man.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

He looks really happy. . .

Enjoying a beer myself now, thinking of you guys, wishing I was there.

Very happy birthday to the Captain!

~S

November 21, 2008 5:16 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Mac - ¡Feliz cumpleaños a tí!

November 21, 2008 8:28 PM  
Anonymous Rob said...

Happy Birthday Dr. Taylor!!! What a great day for you and Catherine. Erica and I have walked the streets of San Jose del Cabo. A great place to have a birthday. I havent checked the blog in weeks and am looking forward to reading about all your adventures. All is well here in the cornfields during this time of Thanksgiving. Best wishes to all!

November 24, 2008 7:42 AM  
Anonymous Rob said...

LT and Catherine
The family and I will be in San Diego just after Christmas to New Years. I doubt you will be in the area, but if you are, give me a call. I think Landry has my cell.
Take care.

November 25, 2008 7:25 AM  
Blogger pop+lock said...

happy birthday mac! we are thinking of you from snowy Hastings Mesa. xxooxxoo eug, nathan, kate

November 28, 2008 11:23 AM  
Blogger pinehurstpair said...

Belated happy birthday, Mac - you do look very happy. Think of us as we hang storm windows and stuff various shapes and types of insulation in nooks and crannies around this old house. I can almost feel that warm sea air as I think of y'all.

Enjoy! tons of love - nancy & steve

November 28, 2008 1:00 PM  

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