-First it was the tides. It’s very shallow here and the high tides have been early in the morning and at night (before and after the travel lift hours).
-Then Jim got sick. There’s been a bug traveling around the boat yard almost as long as we’ve been here. We were feeling pretty smug having not picked it up, but last week Jim came down with it and now I'm coming down with it!
-Now it’s the very strong northerlies. There have been 25-40 knot winds every night and now they’re all day long with seven to eight foot seas in the northern Sea of Cortez crossing. The Sea of Cortez is a bit like Puget Sound - short, steep waves that are close together - not the nice rolling swells. Apparently it's bad enough that many of the Port Captains have closed their ports (not letting boats leave the harbor). These conditions are supposed to last through Saturday. We are first on the list to splash on Saturday.
|This is what the cockpit looks like in the mornings lately because of the wind.|
Red dirt everywhere.
We're thinking there must be some reason we were supposed to spend so long here???????
So…………while we’ve been waiting we’ve done more projects (stuff we thought we'd do in the water) and we've made new friends.
|Going up to re-install the running backs, radar reflector,|
and flag halyard.
|Another trip up for the staysail halyard and to try to fix|
the pointer for the wind instrument (unsuccessful).
|View from the top.|
|Another view from the top - notice how small the car looks!|
|View half way up.|
|Sign in the women's bathroom.|
There is NOT a similar sign in the men's.
Machismo is very important here in Mexico.
|Valentine's Day dinner at a restaurant in downtown |
Guaymas with our boat yard buddies.
|Potluck in our "front yard".|
|Akila - our neighbor's cat has lived in the boat yard her|
entire life (about 1 year) and goes up and down their ladder regularly
so when I went up to get something she followed me up!