22 January 2023 | Marina San Carlos
We left Santa Rosalia shortly after Christmas and headed to San Carlos where we were scheduled for a short haulout for bottom paint.
After all these years in the Sea this was our 1st time crossing over to San Carlos so it was a fun new adventure. Many friends made the trip regularly as they would store their boats here when heading north to the States or Canada for 4-6 months.
Turned out to be a great experience all around. The marina is well organized and the haulout went smoothly. We stayed aboard Cetus while we did the painting because without a car over here it would have been time consuming to stay in a hotel and taxi back and forth.
It was actually a pretty comfortable 4 days and we were proud of the fact we did all of the work ourselves — it had been many years since we had and it felt good to challenge ourselves and know we still had it in us.
Once back in the water we arranged for a slip at the dock so we’d be able to visit easily with our friends that we’re heading down later in the month.