A little bit of Alaska
20 February 2011 | Puerto Vallarta
Tracy...still sunny and clear
Here it is, another Sunday in sunny, warm Mexico. It is really an oddity when there is total cloud cover. Banderas Bay has been getting some fog of all things this past week, but it burns off by Noon and it too becomes sunny and cloud free. We see the news from Detroit, of all places, so we can see how awful the weather has been for you all up North. No wonder the tourists flock down here by the droves.
I've been stitching lately, and finished up the piece in the picture. It is a chart that we picked up in a tiny store in Juneau, Alaska when we were there a year and a half ago. It is called "Berry Pickers" and show how the native Alaskan women dress. It is sort a dress affair over their parkas. I used to see them dress that way when my family went to the dog races outside of Fairbanks when we lived up there in the early sixties. Anyway, I started it last summer in Denver and have been stitching on it on and off. I'm great at starting tons of projects, but finishing them is really hard for me. I probably have fifty different stitching projects in the works in various stages. You just have to be in the right mood for the right project. I brought lots of snow related projects, but stitching a snowman when you're sweating like crazy doesn't seem right!
Bill is still studying for his General license. His test is next Sunday at 9 a.m. at the Vallarta Yacht Club. Hopefully, he'll pass the exam. He is studying hard enough, so it shouldn't be a problem for him. He memorizes things much easier than I ever could.
This morning continued scrubbing the topsides of Zephyr with Comet and a scrubby pad. The teak dust from stripping the teak got into the fiberglass and suddenly the top looked awful. This afternoon, I'll start putting wax onto the topsides to seal it all back up again. All of our "goods" will be arriving in Puerto Vallarta on Monday, so we will be screaming busy with the roller furling and all the other projects that are product dependent with things that are coming Monday.
There is always something to do on a boat.