Monday, May 31, 2010
With that said, we have had a lot of fun since we arrived. We’ve ridden the local buses to the open air market, we’ve taken a taxi to Walmart, walked endlessly downtown and eaten the local food. One day Jake and I ventured out on our own to the local Anthropology and History Museum. Everything is in Spanish so you can picture me sitting on the floor in front of the informational plaques with my English/Spanish Dictionary trying to read to Jake and pretending that I’m understanding what the very nice man was explaining to me (over and over and louder and louder). Luckily, it wasn’t a very big museum. From there we walked (and walked and walked) to a local pottery place where everything is hand painted and fired on the premise. We followed that up with some very bad Chinese food and some very good ice cream enjoyed under a polka dotted tree.
One very important event that has occurred since we’ve been here is Andy’s 40th Birthday! I think it hit him like it probably does most people…special day, strange feelings, checking for more gray hairs. We enjoyed a nice dinner out in town overlooking the harbor with all of the sailboats. We ended the day with a homemade pecan pie (his favorite). Here's Jake pointing to Andy's stomach after a conversation on how much we all ate...
We’re docked in a pretty cheap marina (i.e. zero amenities) until Wednesday where we’ll head out to Isla Ispiritu Santos. We’ll be back in our element there with lots of sandy beaches and great diving/snorkeling. Until then, we have plans to hang out with some of our new friends and I’m looking forward to visiting a weaving place where they turn hand painted fabric into various different treasures (I’m personally looking for a rug). Jake wants to find the pool we’ve been hearing about and Andy, well, I have no idea what Andy wants to do. I think he’s having diving withdrawl and is wishing Wednesday to come very fast .
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Someone commented and asked me with all this play, surely I was working hard too. Yes, but I didn’t think anyone cared J. So, since I was prompted, I thought I would share my latest project that almost sent me (and the sewing machine) over the side of the boat. Note: If you're looking for a tutorial, this entry is not for you.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
It will probably be a few days before we update again, but it looks as though wifi might not be too hard to find in the next stop of two.
Friday, May 14, 2010
We had a great ride down. The winds stayed up as promised and we made well over a hundred miles yesterday. Today the wind slowed down but it turned out to be a good thing because we caught a VERY large yellowfin tuna before 8:00 this morning! I swore I was going to quit posting fish picture but I just can't! This one was big enough though that we won't be putting out our lines for a while. We even gave some away this evening. We're going to have to freeze some of it (next to the abalone) for later.
We pulled into Cabo San Lucas around 1:30 today. I'm not sure what I expected...maybe a Panama City, FL on steroids? or perhaps a cleaned up version of Tijuana? Oh no. This is full fledged Miami... or Vegas by the sea. We had to weave our way through the bay to make sure we didn't hit any parasailers, booze cruisers, pirate ships, racers, jet skis...you get the picture. We were really hoping to pull in here and get a nice slip with fresh water, laundry, wifi, etc. We pulled into the fuel dock as no one answered my call on the radio (side note: I think I would rather do one of my old presentations to 30 people than call up someone on this darn VHF...I got hives). When we asked for a slip for the next four nights they were more than happy to oblige.... for $158 a day!!! We picked up our jaws and went to the next marina and were given a price over $200 a day. So we promptly went out to the beach and anchored where the rest of the sailboats are. It's not bad at all, we were just hoping...
After landing our dinghy at the dock for $3, we set out to find a cold beer and margarita. Not hard to do as there is the biggest tourist trap I've ever seen right in front of the dock. After hopping around these little villas for the last three weeks and talking to 10 people total, we were overwhelmed and overstimulated. We had our drink and nachos (I know, HA) and hopped back in the dinghy. We decided to go out of our element and say hi to some other cruisers anchored next to us. We're really glad we did. Jesse and Shanna on s/v Jesse's Girl invited us aboard to give us a brief run down on the Sea of Cortez. They're on their way back to San Diego after spending the winter cruising the area.
We've watched fireworks off our stern, watched the pirate ship shoot it's cannon, played a good round of Battleship and now we're considering catching up on some much needed sleep.
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