On the hard...or not, that is the question.
29 June 2011 | at a desk
One of the reasons I didn't stay in Bahia San Pedro longer was that I need to complete 45 hours of continuing education every 4 years in order to maintain my California Real Estate licensee. I am able to complete the courses on line, however it does require a reliable internet connection. Marina Real has what I've found to be the most reliable internet connections since leaving San Diego...so it was a great chance to at least get started on my testing. I've finished one of three final exams and am waiting until 3:52 local time to take exam number 2.
Tomorrow I'll be leaving Bahia Algodones and moving a whooping 6 miles to Marina San Carlos. Marina San Carlos is where I will keep Si Bon during the 2011 hurricane season. I originally had planned to put Si Bon in dry storage. The mariners term for dry storage is....and I'm not making this up...it is called putting your boat on the hard. So if I was to put Si Bon in dry storage, I would say to my fellow mariners that "she's going on the hard". Now I know that there are some of you that are thinking that that is some sort of sexual reference...but it means that the boat is on hard ground. Anyway Si Bon is not going on the hard, she is going to stay in the water where she belongs. That decision not to put her on the hard was mostly due to the fact that I really don't plan on being gone very long...maybe as little as 1.5 months. It takes a lot of preparation and work to put a boat on the hard and it just didn't seem worth it for such a short time. Hurricanes rarely make it this far up the Sea of Cortez and Marina San Carlos is a very well protected hurricane hole where the boat is on the hard.....or not.
This is a pic of the locals enjoying the beautiful waters of Bahia Algodones.