ahhh La Paz!
27 February 2013 | La Paz, Mx
We’re back on the boat and wow does it feel good! The trip down was uneventful, the best type of travel you could expect. Once back on the boat within the first 3 hours we had her washed, electronics hooked back up, things back hanging on the rails and about 90% complete. The next day we finished up with inflating the dingy and hanging the jib back up in the furling system. We were waiting for the wind to abate to do this as the winds have been ferocious this year from what we heard and had been blowing since we arrived. But with perfect timing we got the jib back up and later the afternoon the winds picked back up enough to close the port the next day. Even in the marina it felt like we were at anchor with swell rolling in from outside.
The original plan was to head out on Thursday or Friday but the winds again are expected to pick up Thursday and build until Saturday so it is looking like we’ll stay here until Monday then begin the slow migration north to Puerto Escondido to haul out and get new bottom paint on. Our diver Luis confirmed that it is very much needed. Since it will be 4 years in June since the last paint was put on and with monthly bottom cleaning we feel very good about the Comex ABC paint we have on and will repeat the same.
Yesterday was a trip to the Mega grocery store, Jeannie from Eagle offered to drive so Jan from Dolby and I took advantage as she also needed a big shopping trip. So, $2,660 pesos later, or about $220 and buying a new sim card for the banda acha (internet air card) I returned with Scott meeting me with a dock cart which was loaded and delivered to the boat. I spent the afternoon then de-packaging things and putting it away. Once you leave the dock garbage becomes a problem so you try really hard to reduce as much packaging as possible. But, with only a trip for fresh produce needed closer to departure time we are ready to spend the next month out at anchor and eat well.
The temps have been in the low to mid 70’s with today seemingly the best day so far. Our bones are getting warm and dry with the webbing between the toes disappearing. This is the winter weather we’ve come to love!