Projects that added up quickly and had to be attended to. It's always nice to have a helping hand from a good friend, it makes the work kinda fun and there are some things that just need two people (make that three as Renaye was also a lot of help). The windlass is all installed but still needs one more part which we can hopefully pick up tomorrow. Broken fittings on the refrigeration hoses were replaced and new cable ends were attached to some important electrical cables. Some big jobs off the 'honey do list' that had to be done at the dock. The list is still long but those jobs can be done out at anchor. Two more days on the dock and then we are off to the Islands for a few weeks. The week has been fun and productive but it's time to get the dock off the boat. Thanks for all the help Tom.
Beware the outpatient with a good idea. It started innocently enough with a walk through the markets for a few provisions for our Christmas feast. By noon we were all done and ready to head back to the marina. Good idea #1, let's bar hop on our walk back! Ok sounds good, a little drink and some exercise, then another drink and more exercise, etc. Good idea #2, how about margarita's at each stop to see which place makes the best one, after all we are in Mexico. Everything seems to be going fine with three stops and three margarita's and then came bar # four. Good idea #3 goes south. Let's have a pitcher of margarita's. Then comes bad idea #4, somehow a second pitcher ended up at the table. Thus ended our bar hop and exercise and a cab was summoned to take us back to the marina. Somehow we managed to get back onto the boat. Let's just say that our night ended early and the next day started late. When confronted about the previous night the only response was "Wasn't Me".
Different sunsets from various anchorages. Relax cruiser mode just may be setting in, although it has taken longer than expected. These are just a few of the sunsets that we get every night, each one more radiant than the other. I don't think that we have had (on a scale of 1 to 10) any under an 8. We are back in La Paz for about a week after being out at the islands for a couple. Getting caught up on emails, chores, stocking up on groceries and the web site.
Our friends are having transmission problems and are stuck here until after the New Year so we have decided to stay and celebrate Christmas with them and they may join us on Euphoria for a few days and New Years Eve out at the islands. Next it may be a trek up the coast for more beaches and sunsets.
A wonderful evening of music. It has been a long time since I've picked up the guitar. Rich and Rebecca from s/v Mandolina stopped by and led the way through many tunes that went late into the night. Rebecca belted out the tunes as Rich harmonized while strummin' and a pickin' on the mandolin, I did my best to keep up with the changes. Hopefully we will be able to catch up with these great people in an anchorage somewhere and have another musical evening.
Ensenada de la Raza
A day of snorkeling and an evening of relaxing was the plan until a few boat chores got in the way. A blown hose in the head took most of the beautiful day, (yes cruising is just fixing boats in exotic places). Well, got it done in time for an afternoon swim and yes we relaxed in the evening with a pot luck dinner on s/v Emerald Lady. There were four boats in the anchorage and we all spent a wonderful evening meeting new friends and hanging out, thanks to our hosts John & Kelly. We are now back in La Paz for a few days and then we will be heading further North to explore some more of the Islands.
S/V Emerald Lady