Back Home For Now
20 February 2007 | Tiburon, CA
At first I didn't want to write about this, but I later decided this could be of interest. I got bronchitis, (I know this sounds incredible, how can you get bronchitis in sunny Mexico and 85 degree weather??).
This time of year thousands of tourists from Alaska, Minnesota, Canada, and the like, migrate to Mexico for the winter, and they bring their winter illnesses with them. And I caught the bug from one of them.
After an exam and an X-ray, the doctor diagnosed pneumonia. I was down for a few weeks. The doc put me on very potent antibiotics.
My weakened physical condition put me in a position of just wanting to be home with Pascale and the boys.
(As of this writing, the penumonia has completely cleared up, thanks to the Mexican pharmaceuticals).
We've read that the best weather for sailing north into the Sea of Cortez is in the month of May.
So I've decided to fly home, take care of business for a few months, and then fly back to Mazatlan sometime in April, where we'll prepare Calou for another sea journey, and set sail northwards in the first part of May.
That time of year, the notorious "Northers" will have ceased, and we'll enjoy warm weather sailing again.