07 May 2009 | Mexico
Isla Mujeres is quite nice; it reminds us a little of La Paz, Mexico (on the Pacific side). We are perhaps on the friendliest dock we have ever tied up to, every other night there is huge fish being cooked up as well as fresh ceviche for everyone to enjoy from the sport fishing boats that stay at El Milagro Marina long term. We have spent the last few days getting the boat ready for our passage and getting some meals cooked in advance that will be eaten underway.
Tuesday we took the ferry over to Cancun to meet our crew for the trip to Texas and then also catch my sister, Laura for a night. Laura is doing some volunteer veterinary work at a nearby island over the next week and somehow we managed to coordinate all meeting up in Cancun for Cinco de Mayo (which really is not celebrated in Mexico). We all enjoyed a nice dinner out and breakfast the next morning in our hotel before going our own ways.
Departure is set for Friday morning and we are heading toward Galveston, Texas (Seabrook to be exact). It will most likely be a 5 day trip. Kent will post position reports and brief updates along the way. Hard to believe we will be in Texas in less than a week. Once we arrive we need to hurry to get the boat in tip top shape as it will be in a small local boat show 2 days later. Everyone keep your fingers crossed that the boat show will draw in some interested parties and a new owner for Hiatus.
Photo above is from Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville restaurant in Cancun.