Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Movin’ On

Woke up:                     Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico

Went to sleep:             Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico

Movin’ On  

Tomorrow morning we will pull up the anchor and motor out of Bahia de Zihuatanejo.  This has been a great place to visit and in some ways we are sad to leave.

I found a favorite stair workout.  It’s not the World Trade Center in downtown Portland but it’s good.  I go up and down ten times.

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The locals help me learn to count.  The first time I learned one through ten (Uno, dos, tres, cuatro, cinco, seis, siete, ocho, nueve, diez), the second time I learned 11 through 20 (once, doce, trece, catorce, quince, diez y seis, diez y siete, diez y ocho, diez y nueve, veinte) and today I learned 10,20,30,40,50,60,70,80,90,100 (diez, veinte, treinta, cuarenta, cincuenta, sesenta, setenta, ochenta, noventa, cien).

The architecture in Mexican is fun.  I shot a few pictures to illustrate.

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This morning we checked out with the Puerto de Capitan.  We are required to register our crew list and travel plan at each port of call.  The crew list is in case Pedro gets really mad at me and throws me overboard.  They’ll know there were supposed to be two people on board.  The travel plan is in the event we go missing, they’ll know where to begin their search.  It feels good to know someone is keeping tabs on us.

You, too, can watch our progress if you download the free app, “Marine Traffic” and search for our MMSI number which is 367562350.

We went shopping for a few groceries.  I bought 3 apples, 1 cabbage, 6 carrots, cookies, crackers, 2 packages of cheese, 2 avocados, 2 tomatoes, almonds, raisins, a large yogurt and a loaf of bread for $30.00.  People may say Mexico has gotten expensive and that is probably true in terms of hotels and five star restaurants but groceries are still dirt cheap.  Groceries HAVE to be cheap or the locals would starve.  I believe I read somewhere the minimum wage in Mexico is $8.00 per day.  Yes, you read correctly, per day!

Passage Weather is predicting wind from the south and south west the next several days.  After the weekend the wind is projected to swing around to the north.  We need to leave while the leaving is good.

There are no protected anchorages between here and Santiago, about 180 miles north.  Our goal is to head straight there.  It should take about 48 hours.  I’ll update you on our passage once we’ve arrived.

Hasta la vista!

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About Susan M. Gierga

Everyone already knows everything there is to know about me. I wear my heart on my sleeve. To learn current details. Visit my blog, CruisingwithCaptainPeterandtheAdmiral.
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