Peace in La Paz
21 November 2009 | La Paz
Well, we've had a delightful week in La Paz. We arrived on Friday Nov 13th and decided to put Journey in one of the marinas in town since Craig added several more boat projects to his to-do list. We discovered as we were about to leave Cabo that the solar panels didn't work. We have four good sized panels and we rely on them to charge the batteries when we are not using the engine. We were ok on route to La Paz as we motored most of the way. La Paz is a great place to get the boat projects worked on as there are many marine stores and fabrication shops. It was also a great time to install the watermaker so we can turn salt water into fresh water. For now, we've managed fine with just the water in the tank as it holds 120 gallons. However, this gives us a bit more flexibility to stay in more remote places and not be concerned about running out of water. Another concern is the quality of drinking water when we fill up the tanks at the marina. Craig bought an ultraviolet water sterilization unit from another boater at the local boat swap...I think this is part of why Craig likes sailing so much...he likes the 'gear' he gets to buy for the boat!!
This past week the boys and I have been focused on getting more school work done and then socializing with the people we have met on the ha ha. It has felt luxurious to stay at our condo. Of all the things we have sacrificed on the boat, the two things I am most appreciative of having here are frequent showers and a full size fridge! The boys were really excited to each have their own bed.
One of their favorite things to do on beach has been to build huge detailed castles. They have been playing a lot with their two new friends, Mick and Teagan and between the four of them, they spend hours creating their masterpieces as shown above.
We are off to visit some of the islands north of La Paz on Sunday. I am excited to get going again...I'll be off to the grocery store tomorrow for the next round of re-stocking!
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