02 December 2015
December 2, 2105
Oh my! What a shock. From a 27 degree icy morning to a an 87 degree afternoon. With 97% humidity! That was yesterday.
This morning I have changed clothes three times and reapplied sunscreen four times and it isn't even 10:30! I was wondering why the heat has affected us so drastically when I realized that the two seasons, previously, we sailed - both times - down from San Diego. That allowed for a slow entry into the tropics. Not a jolt like this one was. Somewhat like hopping into a Jacuzzi after a dip in a cold pool.
On the positive side, I should lose a few pounds from sheer sweat alone. And the humidity is good for the skin too. Who needs to pay for a sauna when we have one right here - inside and outside the boat!
Cadenza looks great, by the way. Elizabeth and Sergio, of E2 Yacht Services, took good care of her during the summer. Before leaving, Jay outfitted her with a huge humidifier that seems to have done the job. Very little, if any, mildew. The boat showed no signs of dampness either from the many leaks that can arise after a downpour. She was clean inside and protected from the harsh sun outside with several awnings.
Now it just about putting things away, reconnecting the electronics, and rigging the sails. It might take a week or so, but I can't wait for that first sail across the beautiful Banderas Bay!