24 August 2007 | LaPaz
Wow has it been a while since we've made an update! Yikes. So Mandy and I have Mexican Visas to stay in the Country for another year. Following our last entry, we hauled Boreas out of the water. Ryan and a new friend Andrew were great and did a whole bunch of work. The yard stripped all the bottom pain off and put a new barrier coat on and then new bottom paint. We fixed our long time clunking rudder, changed the cutlass bearing and rebuild the shaft packing. Ryan and Andrew stripped all the deck hardware off and painted the deck along with the help of another cruising friend Adam from Estrella. We also had new Stainless steal railing welded around the boat to make a stronger life line. It's great.
We were preparing to head back to the States for work. However, We have been very fortunate. Through friends, I have accepted a job Captain of a private sailing yacht. It's a pretty good gig. I started working the same week we had scheduled to have Boreas hauled out of the water. I was very thankful to have Ryan and Andrew willing to help so much!
After splashing Boreas, Ryan and Andrew sailed with Bill on Moonhunter and headed in to the Sea for the summer...Thank you guys!
Mandy and I now living the Marina life. The summer has been hot, well at least for us. We are not used to temperatures over 100 degrees. Yes, we bought air conditioning! Mandy and Vianne have been spending time on the boat and at Casa Buena with our friends there. I have made several trips on the boat I'm working on. It's been a good set up. We are very thankful that this has afforded us the opportunity to extend our cruising and rebuild our sailing kitty. No current plans exactly, have to see how fast we can save money. Then decide where we will go to next.
Vianne is growing like a weed. She isn't talking yet, but she can really move! She has said a couple words. I'm very proud that she can say Fish! Like father like daughter.....Ok mom's a bit crazy about fish too!
In the mean while we are just hunkering down and trying to keep cool, and avoid any (shhhh hurricanes).
We are in a good place though. We are just taking one day at a time.