I Heard I Was In Town
Tom & Jeanne of S/V Eagle helping to finish off a Tower
The writing is on the wall.
Back when we first arrived in La Paz we were informed of a tradition that new arrivals must head up to the Shack and sign their wall and have a tower of beer. We had a great night reading all of the former arrivals and pointing out the ones that we knew or were following their blogs and have yet to meet. It just happened to be 'Pig Roast Night' so a great feast was had and I lost count after two towers. Kelly & John of S/V Emerald Lady also signed in and on our way back to the marina John treated us all to a round of ice cream. We had borrowed bikes and peddled up to the Shack and back again so we had worked off any calories consumed.
La Paz Carnival
Feb. 7th - 12th.
We anchored out to be close to the excitement of Carnival. The bands were loud and the Malecon was lit up until 4:00 a.m. every night. To keep our dingy safe we traveled over to Marina de La Paz and tied up to "Emerald Lady" who was in a slip. Kelly joined us (as her husband John was in Seattle) as we walked down the malecon and joined up with other sailor friends. A few nights we just sat on the boat and watched all the festivities. It was a great week of parades, bar hopping and lets not forget the food. A good time was had by all.
Back to the Island
Look at the size of those Landing Rums
Welcome back Tom & Jeanne from s/v "Eagle". It seems that they had a little side trip to Seattle for the boat show and some visiting. "Eagle" sailed down to mexico in 2011 and this was their first trip back home. They were not sure if they would make it back before the end of Carnival but with Tom driving they still had 2 days to enjoy. Now just get that boat back together and let's go sailing...
A Pirate Looks at Forty
Well, maybe 45. It was supposed to be a little get together with about 5 or 6 guests. Well, the hosts, Kevin & Jan, soon found out that this little pirate had a few more friends than first realized. The word spread and soon about 25 of John's closest Mexico sailing buddies were there. A pool party at its finest including a live band. Happy Birthday "Time Piece".