Back to where it all began!
19 March 2013 | Tenacatit, Jal, MX
The ride from Barra to Tenacatita was not pleasant. There was a 15-20 knot wind on the nose which made for a very choppy ride. Marcus put on a brave face, but we could tell he was very uncomfortable. As we rounded the point and headed down bay the ride improved and by the time we anchored Marcus was doing much better. Unfortunately we where only able to push about 4 knots so it took a good 4.5 hours to arrive, but we did set anchor just before dark.
The first day was odd, we had expected to catch up with everyone who helped us out and give a full account. What we found is that almost everyone but Legacy had left already, including Dr. Nava who went back to Guadalajara. The boys did school that morning on reefs, so we went snorkeling at the mini-reef here. This was Marcus' first excursion into nature since we where here last. He did great, but the water is getting cold here and he has no body fat so he went for about 15 minutes. I did get some interesting shots and he found 3 kinds of coral for his assignment. Even Curtis bailed early, to go surf with Colton. Later we went in and played Mexican Train (or Cuban Dominoes locally) with the cruisers.
The next day I talked Marcus into going in and playing some badmitton and learning horseshoes with Jim from Sweet Dreams. It's good to see him getting about again. He is still lacking strength so we have to pace our activities. My knee had swollen to the size of a grapefruit so I decided it was time for a break. Yesterday was nothing more than hanging out and reading Isaac Asimov. Curtis went in to surf and take the dog.
Today is better for everyone, which is good as we are preparing to depart for Chemala tomorrow (Wednesday). I am still trying to work with Slalom to get a 30-60 day contract for April/May. If that happens then we will get to Paradise Village and I will leave the family and boat here and go back home. If not, then we have to decide if Marcus is really ready to head up the coast or if he and Nicki need to fly home while Curtis and I get the boat back. If anyone needs a SharePoint expert or .Net developer for 30-60 days, please let me know.
Cheers, Darrell KJ6WER, sent by HAM Radio