Woke up: Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Went to sleep: Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Peter Saves the Day – Again
When the dinghy went flat, we were certain it was totaled. The rip extended right up to and against the rub rail. But, once Peter calmed down and was able to look at it, he surmised he could temporarily remove the rub rail, apply a patch and return the rub rail as before. For $110 he purchased a hypalon patch and two part epoxy. He spent today preparing the area around the tear and applying the patch. We have a dinghy once again!
We both became acutely aware just how dependent we are on our dinghy. Without a dinghy, we are literally and figuratively tied to a marina if we want to get off the boat. Or swim.
It’s always a treat to be in a marina. Remember, we left Chula Vista the morning of October 27th. Unfortunately, Marina de Cabo San Lucas has a couple of glaring deficiencies. The wi-fi has not been restored since the hurricane and the water is not fit to drink.
With the dinghy disaster behind us, we had a chance to explore Cabo. At the end of nearly 800 miles of rugged and sandy coastline, the Baja peninsula comes to “land’s end” at Los Cabos (the capes), which includes both Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. For many years, Cabo San Lucas had remained a quiet, isolated fishing village. Only within the past thirty years has Cabo become the tourist destination it is today.