Navidad in Mazatlan
25 December 2010 | Singlar-Mazatlan
Last year I broke up the trip down from Guaymas by pulling into Topolabampo to get a good nights rest. This year I decided to go straight through with a 3 day and 3 night passage. Out of those three days and nights I got about 2 hours total(20minutes on and off) of sleep. On my second night out at about 5 in the morning I hit a fishing net line (deja vu) and it was to the swimming ladder with knife in hand to severe that line. Water was freezing cold at about 63 degrees. So later on that morning I was thrilled to get online with my Iusacell Banda Ancha (3 G) and posted on Facebook my experience with the snagged line. I was sitting on the cabin top to get a good cell signal and just as I finished posting the comment I saw another long line(fishing net) going under the boat and snagged my rudder. This was daylight and there were 2 guys in a fishing panga about 100 meters from watching as I sailed over their net. They did not wave, yell or anything, just looking at me and probably laughing at me. This time I put on my bathing suit and climbed down the boarding ladder and pushed off with my foot. It released easily because there was little pressure from the boat because of light winds. I had some good sailing and a little too much motoring. Pulled into Mazatlan's Old Town anchorage at first light and could not sleep, so I took off on the bus for Singlar and Marina Mazatlan way across town. The girls at Singlar talked me into spending Christmas at their docks and the decision was a no-brainer because Club Nautico in old town wants fifty pesos to just tie up the dinghy at their dinghy dock. Some Mexican businessmen can really get greedy. This is the time of year where the only down side to my otherwise wonderful retirement rears its ugly head. I get to feel lonely and miss my sweet Gabriella soooo much. I got to talk to her this morning (Christmas day) just as she woke up and was waking up her mom and dad. She related a sweet dream she had and my Christmas is so much better now. I will leave in awhile and stroll down Hotel row and stop for Christmas dinner at the first place the strikes my fancy. Can you believe that this blog post will be a Christmas present for someone? I know that Grandma Pat will. Merry Christmas everyone...