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Bday Art Fest
01/16/2012

We've been hanging out in Conception Bay a bit longer than usual and decided to stay for the annual art festival in El Burro. I donated some stuff for the event (if I had more time I could have whipped out a blanket dang it) and Jim helped the locals set up tables and whatnot.

Lots of people and great music and food and art. We've met a lot of the locals and have finally met the grand pupa of the Sonrisa weather - pap kilo hotel himself Gearry. He also tends to be the MC for lots of the local events (go figure).

A nice way to start off my birthday too! What fun!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from San Carlos
01/01/2012

We spent a quiet Christmas aboard watching kite surfers cruise Bahia Algondones. They were fantastic to watch, colorful kites and there were a couple of girls with pink tutus on! No, sorry I did not get a good enough picture to post here LOL.

Then we spent time at the pub/restaurant Captain's Club with some Brits for New Year's Eve (well we celebrated it with NY then went to bed). Hope everyone has had a great holiday season!

Not all fun and games
12/31/2011

See it's not all fun and games doing the cruising thing. Had to do laundry and here is our laundry facility behind Barracuda Bob's in San Carlos. I wish I could do a panoramic video so you could see the rest of the artwork! The States seem so plain in comparison!

And poor Jim has had one project after another this season. Diesel leak, exhaust heat exchanger leak, head broke (so don't have any pics of that!), besides bottom fiberglass & painting, solar & battery charging checking.....I'm sure I'm forgetting something in this list. Always something to do for sure!

You know you're cruising
12/15/2011

Well it seems we are definitely cruising again even though we have not gone far! The bruises and bug bites have begun! As well as the monitoring of how much water is being used and drank. It seems very weird too to not be separating out the trash into compost, burnables, metal scrap, deposit recycling and garbage garbage.

Other than that, the northers keep coming every week and have kept us local fearing running to far without a safe harbor. So in Guaymas we sit and have fun. Have lots of books and a good running outboard. All is well.

Our first destination
12/08/2011

Here we are in our first destination of the season, the slip at Marina Seca (Gabriel's yard). Here we sat in 5.7 ft of water, ha ha which means we were sitting in over a foot of mud then water. But we pulled out into the bay the next morning at high tide without grounding. Yeah baby!

So we're off..........

Here we are
11/28/2011

Hey all! We made it fine into the country and even remembered to stop at immigration to get the all important visas! No problema!

Hot and sunny here our first day......don't think I can stand it yet LOL Too hot! The boat held up great with a few exceptions, the tag lines did not make it and the repairs were not finished. Oh well. One halyard is better than no halyards. Maybe we can trick someone into going up for us!

So our first day of a few works hours consisted of taking tarps off and opening up and getting all the stuff off the bed so we could sleep. And then we got the boat rinsed off which didn't take too long because it had rained hard here a few days ago AND the water pressure has been improved greatly!

Looks like we are one of the early arrivals. There are some people in the yard now that we know so hopefully we can remember all the names LOL And I've found out that I am referred to as the librarian or the fly girl. Ha Ha And the bookmark girl! So just call me the bookmark making, insect trapping librarian LOL And yes.....an insect trap is already up and being checked every day. Hope to have something to report soon!

Someone said you know we never get to see this yard you are in. We get all these pictures of anchorages and pretty things but no yard. Well here you go! I stopped briefly to put my feet up (nails done and all) and snap the picture for you. You can just see the water in the upper left corner.

Back to work!

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