Magic Carpets Tools & Gregory’s shoes disappears!
15 February 2012 | Marina San Carlos
Admiral Donna Lou
Picture of Magic Carpet in her slip in Marina San Carlos B17
Yes unbelievable Magic Carpet was boarded while we were aboard either watching a movie or sleeping, sometime between 9 pm and 7am. We had left them in the cockpit ready for another day's work. The tools included the most used on Magic Carpet and several custom machined exclusively for our boat. A great loss and set back. After Marina reports, police reports, guard reports we offered a reward for their return. We than started a personal search of Mexican swap meets a eye opening south of the boarder adventure. All of our efforts failed! We felt uncomfortable sailing south with out several of these tools. Louise Hernandez was contracted to recreate several of the lost tool's.
Life in San Carlos, Sonora Mexico offers a very active social & culture life style. It's easy to understand why so many "gringo" live here six months out of every year. This season visit for us included local charity fund raisers and seminars by Dr. Whitney Azoy, Cultural Anthropology, Tribal Wisdom and the Modern World. Helping us better understand the times we live in. Donna's acceptance in the Liga de Arte, offering her a chance to paint and study & show with noted Artist. Greg's busy up grading the boat. Our new spinnaker is beautiful, packed and ready to fly. Cruisers dock side circle of knowledge gather regularly exchanging ideas and lending hands when needed. The Captains Club hosted several great football party's. Magic Carpet is now fully provisioned and ready to sail south. Were waiting for our weather window. We will soon be on the high sea sailing south "fast" chasing our dreams. We hope the winds takes us to Z town than back to the Sea of Cortez for Hurricane season. June 15 thru Oct 31, last year was a very quite season! It makes us wonder if Mother Nature will hit hard this season. We try to always be prepared & hope and pray we are never in a hurricanes path.