14 October 2008 | Guaymas
Hopefully, this is the beginning of another season of cruising the Sea of Cortez and the Mexican Riviera. I left Sacramento on the 9th of Oct. and drove my van full of gear(toys) along eith another couple from the small town of Lotus. When I picked up Kathy and Steve of the boat Psyche, they thought there would'nt be room for their gear, but we piled it high and stuffed it all in. We went up the hill to 395 and had a beautiful ride to So Cal and across to Lake Havasu City to spend the night with Chuck and Elaine of the F-31 Boomerang. They were my cruising buddies last year. Elaine had delicious Manhattan clam chowder and skillet corn bread waiting for us. Then they served us breakfast the next morning and we were on our way to Nogales for the night. Up the next morning for the border crossing which has been the source of a lot of anxiety. All that worry for nothing as the customs just looked inside for a second and told us to hit the road.....Praise the Lord. Our next hurdle was driving into hurricane Norbert. There was some thunderstorms on the way down, but nothing to worry about. We were fortunate, the hurricane drifted to the south of us and it was'nt bad at all. After dropping off Steve and Kathy at their boat in San Carlos, I continued on to my boat at Marina Seca Singular Guaymas. I was curious to see what condition the boat was in and I was surprised to see that nothing was amiss. The guys I hired to sand the bottom paint did just a fair job and that was my misery today and will be tomorrow. I have to sand what they did'nt do to my satisfaction so I can move on to the topside of the hulls. I will be here for about 3 weeks working on the boat so I can cruise this season in comfort and not being ashamed of a poorly kept boat. It's kinda nice having my car here to run around and get supplies. I'll try to post pics of the progress and anything that I think will be interesting.