28 August 2016 | Marina Papagayo
Dan, hot and tropical
We are getting ready to leave our home for a couple of months for work and family visit.
We have done this before, and there is no way to soften it- this sucks. We love our home, we love our life, and we are loving Costa Rica.
We have some major chores ahead when we return- number one will be a rigging change, all standing rigging will be replaced as well as fabricating new external chainplates (that should be interesting), and the next is working on the finish on the exterior.
Of course there are always parts and pieces that need fixing or replacement as we use them up. This is an extreme environment and things break down.
We have to replace the control for our inverter/charger, our fluxgate compass for the belowdeck autopilot is a paperweight, and the list goes on.
Is this fun? You bet it is- without a doubt in our minds, this is the most incredible and rewarding lifestyle, regardless of the “troubles”.
We are preparing ourselves for a re-entry and wondering what the near future holds- but one thing we know for sure- we really like this lifestyle.