Doin it La Cruz Style!
19 January 2011
Ok, so second time through..last time I tried to download the wifi here at the dock went down and so did my long blog! Here's the 411.
It's now 1/19 and the end is drawing near. We need to be in Mazatlan no later than the 28th in order to get everything done to store the boat. In La Cruz Marina where the surge makes the boat swing heavily at the dock and makes the lines creak all night...can you say ear plugs?!??
The day we got here I broke out my hose and scrubbing tools while dad ran a load of laundry up to get done. 3 hours later I had 50 days of salt and grime removed and the decks looked white again! No more dirty footprints all over my seat cushions! During my indentured servitude, 4 different amigos came by pimping their services for bottom cleaning, waxing etc...I finally settled on "Ernesto" who agreed to polish all my stainless (and there is a ton of it!) for a mere $100 bucks. He did it today with his 2 boys...and did an above average job....I think he got tired of my pointing out missed spots, but I was persistent.
Last night after we cleaned up, my friend Bruce from Anacortes and his hosts Russell and Lori invited us up to their house for a cerveza and to plan our attack on town. We ended up at the "Britannia" club which is an open air bar with a stage. It was open stage night and a total blast. The band was awesome and allowed Bruce and his soprano sax (HOT!) and me and lori with our air instruments to entertain the crowd...I think we won Gringo's got talent that night!! We all had a blast.
Today I searched for a diver, walked the outskirts of town, met dad and Bruce at a cool place for lunch (handheld VHF radios rock!) then came back to the boat for some afternoon reading and a shower. Met up with Bruce for dinner and now here I am....sitting below in shorts and bare feet....another successful day of cruising! At 64 degrees it actually feels cold tonight!! Gosh, maybe I'll actually have to get under the covers for the first time??
All for now, maybe I can come up with some more creative stuff for tomorrow-