Woke up: La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Went to sleep: La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Finding My Sea Legs
I am surprised how foreign things feel. I’ve completely forgotten any Spanish I ever knew, travelling in the dinghy back and forth to the anchorage seems odd and the gentle movement of Penelope surprises me. I was a land lubber for 30 days and I’m having to get my sea legs back.
I love being back in Mexico, though. The locals are happy and friendly because we bring American money to them and the tourists are happy and friendly because they are here on vacation or retired. The sky is blue and this time of year a cool breeze blows over the water. The sun is warm on my back and everyone is happy and friendly. What’s not to love?
Back to Normal
It took all day to put everything away. I brought back a number of new things; a new coffee maker, ship’s log book, 2015 yoga calendar, DVDs, galley cook book, sail repair kit, slippers. It’s like Christmas all over again.
When he wasn’t entertaining and potlucking on other boats, Peter spent a good deal of time while I was away on boat projects. He described a number of projects I can’t really see. He replaced the remainder of the potable water tubing he hadn’t done previously. He rebuilt the toilet mount. And, apparently he spent many, many hours sitting alone in the cockpit listening to some sort of ghastly rock and roll music while re-stitching all around both sail covers by hand.