Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Yes, we really are leaving town....

We are happy to leave the neighbors just moved in and they have 5 parrots in a cage sitting on the dock ...wish you could hear them...squack, squwack, screech! I love the sound in the wild but not next to me all day long! Plus, we no longer have a view of anything except the side of their boat.

What we will miss are our good Catamaran buddies, Heather and Jim on Meerkat. We have had many good times with them these past 6 least we know that we will see them again when we come back to town in a few months. Thanks Heather and Jim for all your help and laughter!

Our new sunshade...I feel cooler already!

Dan the Man installed our new sunshade today. He does expert work and we recommend him to he is one of the nicest men you will ever meet. He taught himself English by reading Calvin and Hobbs ! Amazing!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Things we don't need on the boat

A grumpy Capt having FUN on the computer, empty wine bottles and old computer Stuff.

Get out of La Paz !

This guy came by today and asked the question..."What are you doing here? I thought you left La Paz already! "

Game night on Cap Cat

Last night was game night on Cap Cat so some friends came over to play Apples to Apples. If you never played this game before, I suggest going out and buying it. All we did is laugh till our sides ached! Thank you Heather and Jim and Marcos for the good time. Did I mention you had to wear a mask to play?

Monday, August 25, 2008

How do you know you are back in La Paz in the summer?

This is the Capt's body in La Paz during the summer...sudor, sudor y mas sudor....(sweat)

We are back in La Paz for a few I type, Danny is making our new shade screen for the cockpit. It blocks out some 75% of the sun but lets the breeze flow through. This is something we have been wanting for a long time...what the heck were we waiting for?

Saturday, August 23, 2008

We finally made it out of La Paz

Sunday morning at 11 am we finally pulled out of the Marina. Four hours later we are anchored at Ensenada Grande. We are in paradise...air temp..85 degrees, water temp 85 degrees, light breeze, sunny and we had the place to ourselves...for a few days.

Our new Canadian Catamaran Buddies

While at Ensenada Grande we met this wonderful family

from Canada. They sail their boat every time the kids

have a major vacation from school. How great is that!

The dogfish...don't ask why...maybe the teeth?

we finally caught some fish!

Using a fishing pole and spear gun we managed to catch 4 fish!

The Capt. speared his while I used my trusty rod.

I caught a Jack and a yellow tail tuna and Wayne speared a

couple of dogfish. Very yummy!

Wayne, porcupinefish and some bambinos from Italy

While snorkling one day we came across some spotted porcupinefish and a bunch of Italians on vacation. Wayne amused the kids with the blown up fish. The kids and parents were both in awe of the pokie fish and Wayne in his blue suit!

We managed to wake up eary one morning..early meaning before the sun was blasting down on take a hike up a ravine. It looked easy enough from down below but it turned out to be quite the opposite! Grand views from 1/3 the way up the way were we going any higher!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Get me outta la Paz

W assures me that we are going to leave the Marina today for a few days and go up to Blandra. Here is a picture of the famous El Hongo, mushroom rock, in the cove. We had a rolly polly night there a few days ago so we just might end up going to Caleta Lobos, the anchorage before Blandra.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Olympic hot dog watching

We saw Phelps win #6 gold while on the street corner by the Church. Talk about unusual...we were eatin hot dogs and watching the Olympics on a TV set up on the sidewalk!

Day 35..Boxing, Olympics, Ice Cream and hot dogs

Went for a walk yesterday evening and came across a womenn's boxing match on the Malecon...just like the Olympics...something you don't see every day!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Yeah, we're workin'

August 13th...we are getting down to the nitty gritty...laundry is ready, we're going food shopping today, propane tanks are full and the auto pilot works.