10 May 2017 | Dock 3, Marina Palmira, La Paz, BCS, Mexico
We've been back aboard Cetus a full week now and it is so great to be home. Tho we miss our family and friends when we're down here -- there is nothing like sleeping in your own bed, cooking in your own kitchen or just relaxing in your own space.
The days have just flown by, too. The first few days were spent getting the boat back together: sails back on, wind generator back up plus lots of other 'outdoor stuff' put back outside making room for us inside. We also had all the usual stuff to unload from the car: boat parts and food stuffs as well as all our traveling clothes and things.
Then, since Saturday, the big boat projects have filled our days. Terry's been diligently working on installing our new fuel tanks that were delivered here for us while we were up north. I have been helping with that as I could but more important I tackled the next project on his 'to do' list and stripped out the old Formica on our bedroom counter, made the pattern and cut the new Formica. Yesterday we glued it down and today Terry replaced the trim work on the counter and finished the tanks (which included rebuilding the floor!). Two biggies checked off the lists!
In addition to the boat work I've stayed diligent on my PT for my new knee. Every morning I pedal about 20 minutes on my portable pedal machine and then in the late afternoon I utilize the new pool here at the marina for some great water exercises. My knee is feeling a little more normal everyday.
We've set Monday the 15th as our departure date to leave the marina and slowly sail north in the Sea eventually reaching Puerto Escondido where we will once again home base for the summer while enjoying the lovely anchorages in that area.
Lots to do to get ready to go, but in the meantime we are thoroughly enjoying being here at the dock. We were afraid being in the marina would be too hot this time of year but we've been blessed with some lovely breezes and cool morning temps (sometimes cold!!) so it's been quite delightful.
Time to watch the sunset.......