Back in beautiful Mexico….ahhh. The sun is shining, the temperature is right around 80° and the Sea is its usual gorgeous aqua. And the sunsets…OH those Mexican sunsets!
We arrived in San Carlos Friday and as soon as we had the RV set up, the A/C on and the dog walked we headed to JJ’s for tacos and cerveza. Then off to check out “Faith”. She looked lovely. Eduardo did his usual beautiful job of washing, waxing & polishing the stainless. She just sparkled! Even the inside, tho’ cluttered with sails, fenders, etc., wasn’t bad. Dinner that evening was compliments of Jeff & Janie and we were face down by 8:00. A long day but, finally, we are here.
Chris has been busy checking hoses and hose clamps and batteries and thru hulls and all the other things that are critical for running the engine and keeping the water on the right side of the boat. We finally located Damian, the guy in charge of the worker bees, and made arrangements for the bottom to be painted…just in time for Friday morning’s launch. There seems to be a bit of a snafu on the slip we were assigned but the office insists they will get it straightened out and “no worries”.
It is so nice to catch up again with our Mexican friends and as much of the cruising community as is in town thus far. Tomorrow Steve flies back to rainy Washington so he & several of us are going out for a last dinner tonight.
It could be interesting getting in and out of the RV Park for the next 48 hours or so. Mexican President, Peña Nieto is going to be in town tomorrow so the place is crawling with military. Apparently there were 3 big ships built over in the Guaymas yard (about 10 miles from here) and he is going to be christening them and then come here for some unknown reason. Just like in the U.S., the security is t-i-g-h-t.
Friday morning early (before the wind comes up) the boat is launched and we’ll begin putting her back together. Friday afternoon a potential buyer is coming to check her out. Wouldn’t you know it…just when I was getting excited about the possibility of going cruising again.