Following a 4 year Cruise in Mexico, the Boren Family is living aboard in Morro Bay, CA for the kids to attend Morro Bay High School. Once that is done....who knows....

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08 February 2015 | One Nnight Taco Stand
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09 August 2014 | 2900 Mile Round Trip

Changes in San Blas

11 May 2012 | The Good and Bad of Progress
Capt Rich

We have enjoyed anchoring in the San Blas Estuary now for 4 years and it's truly one of our favorite anchorages in Mexico. The sights, sounds, and tranquility of the Estuary is exactly what was in our minds when we cast off in search of whatever it was we were looking for. The sight of sunken shrimpers in the shrimp boat basin was a constant, but that and a whole lot about the San Blas Estuary is about to change.


Workers have begun the process of pulling up the 5 sunken boats that were blocking portions of the dock with ambitious plans underway to turn the Port of San Blas into a bustling commercial port complete with a cargo container loading/off loading facility and a newly dredged Estuary and Port entrance.



A new port Captain has arrived in San Blas from Chipas, with experience in turning sleepy port towns into thriving commercial ports and we were lucky enough to get a meeting with the busy young man to hear his plans for the Port's future. The plans and drawings of the project almost seem too big to be true, but if brought to completion San Blas will become a smaller version of the busy commercial port in Manzanillo. The Manzanillo port is currently undergoing a massive expansion and the same money backers from China have committed hundreds of millions of dollars with the goal of adding another commercial port to the coast.

It of course will forever change the face and look of San Blas and we are happy we got in our experiences now before the changes, but at the same time the project will add many high paying jobs and give a huge boost to the local economy. I'm sure the project isn't looked favorable by all the locals, development and change never is, but the local elected officials in San Blas are very excited about what a thriving port will mean for the town.

It will seem strange the next time we motor into San Blas with the current sand bar being replaced with a dredged entrance channel to 25ft, along with the estuary, but that's in the works to make way for the commercial ships. Anchoring in the estuary will still be allowed, according to the Port Captain, but just a bit further up the estuary past the marina, which is where we love to anchor anyway. As a result of the cargo ships, perhaps even more made in China "Mexican Crafts and Tourist Shot glasses" will be available in the town plaza once the port is functioning? Some things never change and I'm also sure that crazy captain Norm "jamma" will be telling anyone who still listens to him on the VHF Radio (which isn't many since none of the 8 boats here at the moment are responding or checking into his radio calls) that he somehow is involved and "is approved to help" by the port captain and other Mexican officials. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

I can't say too much about it yet at this point for fear of causing chaos and worry....but yesterday we were checking out our new digs here in San Blas. One block from the Plaza, two blocks from my favorite taco stand and an easy walk to the Bakery! The list of things we need to bring down for the place is longer than our boat to-do-list, but like I said, there are Changes in San Blas, lots of good mixed in with a little progress!

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Vessel Name: THIRD DAY
Vessel Make/Model: 1977 Hudson Force 50
Hailing Port: Morro Bay, California USA
Crew: The Boren Family: Rich, Lori, Amy, Jason and Cortez the Cat
About: Admiral: Lori Boren, Master: Jason Boren age 16, 1st Mate: Amy Boren age 17
And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place and let the dry land appear: and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas; and God saw that it was good...... and the evening and the morning were the THIRD [...]
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