Spring time in Mexico
14 April 2014 | La Paz
These past three weeks since our return to the boat has flown by. We had a guest aboard for the past two weeks, our neighbor from Everett Laura. We always enjoy guests aboard and the time went by very fast. The first week was spent showing her La Paz as we were waiting for rigging parts to arrive and be installed. Scott during one of his twice a year rigging clean/inspections found a crack in a fitting and upon further inspection by a trained rigger he found 3 others and deemed the boat unsafe to leave the dock. But as most things in life it was nothing time and $$ didn’t fix.
Once we did leave the dock we took off to the Islands where Laura got to snorkel and try out her underwater camera. The water is really warming up and it was quite comfortable for over 30 minutes then the sun was warm enough to tame the goose bumps. We hiked on Isla San Francisco where we got some nice photos from the ridge.
The weather was blustery with northerly after northerly blowing. In fact we got caught crossing down from Isla San Francisco to Espirtu Santo and had not the 12-15 knots of wind forecasted but 30-30 knots. The seas were 8ft, confused and at about 5 seconds. We lost the dingy and outboard and showed Laura an exciting time. By the time the wind and waves built turning around and heading into it was not an option so we were committed for this uncomfortable 20 mile passage.
Now were back at the dock, our guest has returned to the fast lane at home and we are searching for a new dingy and outboard so we can head back out. The weather has heated up and spending time in the marina is hot; well except the afternoons when we head up to the pool and float drinking our cold beers!