Thank you Grandma Pat
28 January 2014 | La Paz City of Peace
Sitting back in the water and feeling unsettled about my leaky boat, I kept spurning helpful suggestions about hauling out again and fixing the leaks for good. Several fellow cruisers tell me that they wouldn't head south with the boat leaking as much as mine was and I just nodded and told them I was tired of hauling out and would fix it down the road. Then one evening I was talking to Grandma Pat (my daughter-in-law Karens mom) about updates on my Princess Gabriella. I mentioned my leaky boat and my intentions and she told me she wouldn't go sailing south in a boat that leaked like mine......all it takes is the right person at the right time to shake up my thought process. After all those people telling me to get it fixed and all it took was for Pat to mention it and bingo it took hold. So I hauled out for one day and ground down the area to be glassed and put on the new epoxy and glass. Launched that late afternoon and guess what??... LEAKS FIXED! So, thank you Pat for being the voice that got through to me. I also want to thank you for taking Gabriella to Burr's fountain, one of our favorite hangouts in Sacramento. It's reassuring to know that she has another grandparent that takes good care of her while I'm being selfish and trying out this cruising retirement thing.
Left Guaymas in company of George on Mollyhawk and sailed across the Sea to Puerto Escondido area. I anchored at Honeymoon Cove, a short distance from Puerto Escondido and George anchored out on the backside of Isla Danzante. We left the next morning from our anchorages and motorsailed down to Puerto Los Gatos and we both anchored there for the night. Then we weighed anchor and motorsailed down to Isla San Francisco for the evening. The photo above is Mannasea anchored at Isla San Francisco. The next morning we upped anchor and motorsailed to La Paz. We have been in La Paz for 2 days and will leave tomorrow morning for Bahia de Muertos and get an early start the next morning for the southern Sea of Cotez crossing over to Mazatlan. We did a little boat stuff shopping and had a delicious dinner at Stellas on the beach behind where our boats are anchored. It is an Italian restaurant and I had Cesar salad con pollo and George had some kind of chicken dish and they were done right. George has a 32 foot Westsail and we liked to joke about them being slow by calling them a Wetsnail. But, I'm really surprised that he is only a little slower than me and he knows I will not slow down for him. Can't wait for the tropical weather....it has been a chilly season so far with nights getting down to the fifties and the days only in the 70's.