What a trip!
07 January 2009 | Rancho-Guaymas-Barra
One heck of a long and tiring trip. I think an offshore trip of 20 days would be less taxing than the bus/car combo from Rancho Cordova to Barra de Navidad. It was worth it because of the wonderful visit I had with my Princess. I think we were inseparable the entire time I was there. Even when I was painting a cabin in Kyburz, she was helping me paint. What a contrast, from the tropics of Mexico to the freezing snow of the Sierras. Bottom line, it was a nice break but I doubt I will be doing that again. The bus trip north with all the Federales, customs, and Army stops and inspections was much longer than the southbound trip with NO stops for inspections. Riding a bus through the night full of passengers snoring and the accompaning smells is a lot like being in jail.................. I got back to the boat at 9pm and went about putting the boat back together for habitacion. It was nicely looked after by a few cruiser friends. The only mishap was my hard bottom dinghy flying off the bow of the boat when the winds exceeded 20 knots. I found that hard to believe, but it really happened. My boatsitters saw it happen and immediately took off after it and lashed it down on the bow so it wouldn't happen again. Now I'm in the process of installing my watermaker and moving along nicely. Today or tomorrow I will dive in the murky lagoon water to remove my old larger prop and put on the correct size prop. I'm trying to solve the problem of excess soot buildup caused by overpowerprop. I should leave Barra this Monday for Santiago after watching my Chargers play in the playoffs on Sunday.