Sunday, November 9, 2014 Talk Talk Talk

Woke up: Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Went to sleep: Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Talk Talk Talk

We need to rethink our schedule if I’m ever going to get any exercise again. We get up about 7:00 am but by the time we drink our coffee and wake up, it’s too hot to run.  We left the boat with the intention of going for a nice long reconnaissance run but ended up on a short walk instead.

Last night, I dreamed I ran into my old friend, Gordon Gallic, here in Cabo. The first words out of his mouth were, “My, Susan, I see you’ve put on a little weight.”

While on our walk, we ran into Jim Novel, our friend from the Sauvie Island Yacht Club. They are staying at the Grand Sol Mar Resort so we joined him at a table by the pool.  Over the next hour we talked about their trip down, his years living in Guatemala, health insurance and where to go from here.


Back at Penelope, I was swimming laps around the boat when Ian, JoeDSC01267 and Mia came by in their dinghy. Peter showed them his fish slaying equipment while I was hanging the last load of laundry on the line.  We gave them a bag of marlin; they were delighted.

I’m trying to get the boat organized. It seems I have a whole new array of messiness.  Swim suits, towels, fins and snorkels, salt water and sand all over the cockpit.  For someone who suffers from acute obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), this level of disarray is quite uncomfortable.

In the afternoon we walked to Walmart, about 3 miles away. “You walked to Walmart?!?”  People are always stunned by the distances Peter and I will walk to get what we want.  Unexpectedly, we ran into Cass and John there.  They had arrived in a car just minutes before.  Over two weeks since San Diego and we were all admiring the merchandise – fruit, vegetables, milk, cheese, meat, cosmetics – like we’d never been shopping before.

After dinner, fish of course, we loaded into the dinghy to go to town for two-for-one margaritas. We decided to stop by Northern Winds to see if Nick wanted marlin.  Nick invited us aboard his 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 50-foot Benetaeu.  We lounged comfortably in his cockpit, the size of our settee, and dingied home just after dark.

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