Back and Forth
20 March 2014 | Everett, WA
After 2 months down in Mexico on the boat we decided a quick trip back to the Northwest was due. Scott's daughters had changes, a new grand daughter plus the youngest got engaged and my daughter still working through her dad's passing needed some assistance with estate issues. So off we fly for 10 days of intensive family time.
Before we left La Paz though we had spent 3 weeks out on the boat traveling up to Loreto and back reminding us what we like so much about being down there on the boat. We had a great time out and about and saw more wild life then ever before with whales, dolphins, rays and turtles. The weather was perfect and now we can't wait to get back down on the boat and head out again.
Before we left to fly up here Scott climbed up the mast to check our rigging as we do about twice a year and he discovered some bad/cracked/corroded parts. We called in the respected rigger in La Paz and sure enough we need to replace almost half of our rigging. This really isn't a surprise as they say rigging should be replaced about every 5-7 years down here in the sea due to the high salt and sun environment. Since we're pretty sure nothings been replaced since before 2000 we feel ok about this and even better that we caught it and didn't end up with a de-masting. Now we are anxious to see when the parts arrive and the timing of getting it put together as we have a guest arriving 3 days after we return on the 27th and she wants to be out in the islands sailing but as the rigger said, the boat isn't safe to take out with these failures. Good thing we're in Mexico and nice and relaxed!
So Monday Scott and I meet up again at the airport as he arrives from Spokane and I get dropped off and we fly back down to enjoy the remaining winter/spring on the boat in Mexico. Our current plan is to be back up here somewhere between the middle and end of June.