Update on the Cetus Crew
16 October 2021 | Marina Puerto Escondido
Our view from the Elipse
Once again I’ve been remiss in updating the blog so I’ll give a quick summery if what we’ve been up to for the last 2 1/2 months.
We left Puerto Escondido on July 31st (you can read about that adventure in my August 2nd post) to head to Washington for Terry’s total knee replacement surgery scheduled for August 26th.
The great news is Terry didn’t need to go through the surgery after all! All his prep work to make recovery go better — losing weight and strengthening his legs paid off by eliminating any pain from the knee. When he realized he could walk for miles and do yard work for hours (at Carly’s house) without any knee problems he decided why take the risks of surgery and go through long recover when it isn’t effecting his quality of life? We’re all very happy with the outcome.
We spent the remainder of August doing all of our regularly scheduled Dr apts and visiting family. We kept visiting to a minimum as COVID was again on the rise so we missed seeing friends and look forward to seeing everyone on our next trip north.
September was spent at Carly’s house where Terry worked endlessly on her yard getting it ready for winter. A couple fun projects were building a fire pit in her backyard and blazing a nice walking trail in her woods behind the house.
Rosie was entertained getting to know Carly’s big dogs, Rufus & Ripley. She quickly learned she had the power and they formed a kind of truce and co-existed without incident. But poor Rufus really would have liked to have a friend.
We set out to head south on September 28th and enjoyed the more scenic route down Hwy 395 through Oregon and California avoiding the traffic and boredom of I-5.
We had a quick and easy border crossing at Tecate stopping at San Felipe and Guerrero Negro then reaching Puerto Escondido on October 5th.
After a couple days putting the boat together in Marina Chica we moved back out to our favorite buoy in the Elipse and a few days after that we headed out to the islands!
We’ve been enjoying being anchored off the south side of Isla Coronados for the past week while a couple northers blew through. The weather has cooled since we first arrived so we have enjoyed swimming and snorkeling and walking the island trails.
As always we miss our family and friends — But it’s great to be back in The Sea!