Woke up: Bahia de Las Muertos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Went to sleep: Bahia de Las Muertos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
It’s Cold in Mexico
The temperature in the boat this morning was 70 degrees. Little did I know, it’s cold in Mexico in January! A far cry from when we were here in Muertos last November and it was too hot to go for a walk except in the shade. Following our 10 hour sail yesterday we are taking a rest day today.
I pulled out the unused pressure cooker I bought while still in Portland and read the instructions cover to cover. I haven’t used a pressure cooker before and really prefer NOT to blow up the boat. It says here I can cook the beans I soaked overnight in 3 – 4 minutes. Wow! I selected a recipe from The Boat Galley Cookbook, by Shearlock and Irons, for Southwestern Chicken, Beans and Rice. I think I’ll try it tonight.
Yesterday, Peter was horrified when he noticed one of four bolts holding the dinghy davets in place had sheared off. He used a vise scrip to hold it together temporarily but this morning he immediately set about replacing the bolts. Following careful consideration, he decided the 1/4–inch bolts he had used when he constructed the thing where not adequate. This led to the decision to drill larger holes and replace the original bolts with 3/8 inch.
Now that our projects are complete, I think we’ll go to shore for a long walk down the road and back, followed by a good stretch. Peter’s back is hurting him so much from the mattress accident he has actually agreed to try some yoga as a last resort. Then we’ll pop into the restaurant for a margarita while we use their Wi-Fi. Peter wants to download updated weather forcasts and I want to get these last two blogs out to all of you.
Tomorrow we venture on to Los Frailes.