The vets and vet techs all give up their one day off so of course there is beer and pizza when all the surgeries are complete.
Mike and friend taking a post-surgery walk
This is one of the many carts that roll up and down the beach
There he is!!
We have been having a blast in Barra! The town is a great place to hang out and there is plenty to do and great food everywhere. The week before Christmas was very busy, we had someone's birthday party almost every day. First it was Jim's from Windward Bound on the 20th, and then Laura's from Cirque the 21st, then Joanne from Misty Sea the 22nd, and finally mine on the 24th. I have never been around so many people who have birthdays the week before Christmas. It was a very fun.
We set up the tree again this year. This is one of our favorite ornaments, a puffer fish with a hat.
Jim's Birthday Party at the Sands and Trece Leches Cake Yummy!!!
We had a surprise visit from the sail boat Jake Christmas morning with "Lupe the Santa Cat" making the rounds at the anchorage
Sharon and Lupe
We had fantasic pot luck Christmas dinner at the Sands hotel. We got the turkeys cooked thanks to Jonco and Joe and the cruisers brought everything else. What a feast!
Brad from Easily Inspired and someone who needed a drink Now!!
Lauren and Lauren from Pico
½ of Serena Ray and ½ of Panta Rea (does that make a full Ray?)
Barra de Navidad12/18/2010
We made it to Barra de Navidad. The lagoon has 11 boats and a few in the marina. We are still amazed how few boats there are. I guess some people are staying at home for the holidays, and there are just fewer cruisers. We got in to Barra just in time to watch the Chargers beat the crap out of the 49ers. What a game!! We got all the essential stuff done yesterday morning (laundry delivered, and a little fruit and veggies) and it was time to head to the Sands hotel. Pool, showers, and a great happy hour make for a fun day and then pick up clean and folded laundry. Doesn't get any better than that!!
We had a fantastic time in Tenacatita. We had the place to our selves and the water was wonderful.
The palapa on the beach at Tenacatita
Chamela and Chip12/18/2010
This is our friend Chip he is famous here along the Gold Coast as he loves to rub himself up and down the anchor chain. We had Chip and his buddies for the 3 days at Chamela and he and his gang followed us down to Tenacatita.
All by our lonesomeMike & Julie
Amazing. We are by ourselves in Tenacitita. Past years have seen as many as 40 boats here in the two weeks or so before Christmas. Where is everyone? The lagoon anchorage in Bara de Navidad only had 6 boats in it yesterday. Rumor has it that the anchorage in La Crux is pack full so maybe folks are hanging there for the holidays. Over the past few years we have seen a change in the favored areas for cruisers to hang out in.
TenacatitaMike & Julie
We left Chamela on Thursday the 9th of December to make the 29 mile passage to Tenacatita. Mike and I have a running game when we are making a passage and that's to guess how many boats are in the anchorage we are going to. Usually we have a pretty good guesses. This time we were way off! We have been in Tenacatita with as many as 45 boats and we heard last week that there were about 14 boats here, as we turned the corner we were amazed there are 2 boats here!! So we got a great spot up by "good dog beach" and we are probably going to stay here for a week or until the food and beer run out.