Home sweet home
28 December 2011 | Marina El Cid, Mazatlan, Mexico
At first the thought of getting off the boat for a few days while she was in "the yard" sounded good....actually, it sounded GREAT. Let's face it there are many inconveniences while "living the life" on a 42 foot sailboat. Going to the crapper (head) in a room the size of a phone booth, then pumping whatever you left in the bowl out, having to duck every time you walk thru a door (or forgetting to duck), having to walk sideways thru the kitchen....oopps...I mean Galley...blah, blah...whine whine whine, the list goes on and on and on. The good feeling of taking the "boat break" lasted until shortly after checking into the Ramada Beach resort, I found myself missing Si Bon badly and it wasn't just a case of homesickness, as the days wore on I became more and more antsy to be back on Si Bon. Today Si Bon was "splashed", thats sailor talk for being dropped back into the water, she has a nice new coat (2 coats) of paint on her bottom, her Max-prop was greased and her rudder was checked. Tomorrow the mechanic will be here to do the 1000 hour engine service and tonight I get to sleep in my own bed...granted that it may have a different shape as a land based bed....but I don't care. Well I have to slide step down the galley and put some veggies away, then I think I'll duck into the head and.....well never mind. It sure is nice to be home.