28 June 2016 | Puerto Escondido
Our 2000 mile journey back to Puerto Escondido went well and upon arrival we spent the 1st night at nearby Hotel Tripui so we could rest up before getting the car unpacked and Cetus back to liveaboard shape.
We did get out to Cetus that first day to get the dinghy up and running -- and we were pleasantly surprised to find everything in pretty good shape and surprisingly comfortably cool downstairs. And the nice afternoon breezes have been keeping it comfortable ever since.
It is that time of year down here where you don't really want to do much work outside after about 10 am so we're getting those projects done early -- washing the deck, putting on the sails and dodger and tomorrow will be putting the blades back on the wind generator. Afternoon projects are puttering down below putting things away and neatening up.
But the best part is the afternoon swim! Today we even got the snorkeling gear out and had a great time watching all the fish. Better than TV!
So we are alive and well in Puerto Escondido awaiting to see what changes will come with the new ownership that comes in on July 1st. So far the rumors have it that they won't do any pricing changes till after the end of the year as a courtesy to all the boats here that have prepaid for up to 6 months on their moorage and dry storage. The other big question is will they rehire any of the existing staff. We certainly hope they do -- especially the travel lift operator who we trust so much.
We don't have any WiFi at the moment, so I will be keeping in touch through my Winlink email on the ham radio unless we get into town and access it at a restaurant.
And Rosie also looks happy to be back home (well, as happy as a cat can look) -- she's enjoying all of her favorite perches outside and snoozing spots down below.
Home Sweet Home!