27 June 2017
Tanks are in and tested and filled with diesel so we are very optimistic we will be able to leave the dock tomorrow and in 3 or 4 days reach our usual Spring & Summer cruising grounds in the islands off of Loreto.
I was very worried about being in the marina in La Paz in May because I know temps can often be in the high 90's and low 100's! Marina's are always hotter than anchorages as much of the cooling breezes are blocked. Plus you don't have the option of jumping into the water beside the boat to cool off anytime you want.
But we not only survived May but most of June as well! And I am so pleasantly surprised at how enjoyable it has been! Not only has the weather been so much better than normal for this time of year, but we've so enjoyed all the people that are around at this time of year that we don't usually get to spend much time with in the busy winter months.
It would actually be a little hard to leave..... except starting yesterday the heat & humidity factor jumped considerably the last 2 days as we've gotten the after effects of tropical storm Dora traveling south of us. Plus, most of these great people are leaving soon, too. Some for short breaks, some longer. But we can look forward to seeing them all again when we all return next fall -- along with all the other 'usual suspects' that winter here.
So fingers crossed we will motor out of our slip at Marina Palmira at the crack of dawn!!