Another morning in paradise.
We made it back to Mazatlan and have started to settle in for the summer. We’re looking forward to the 5 months of heat and tied to a dock, well, not really. We both enjoy being on anchor rather than in a marina but during the hurricane season, and the summer heat, you need to be in a marina for the protection and electricity so you can run the a/c. At least we have our car so we can explore the city and area and get to the grocery store without having to walk a great distance.
While were here we will get some projects done and order some items that we can pick up in Tucson. There are skilled workman here so we can get help with some of the larger projects and things we just can't manage on our own. We'll try to post some pictures as we go along.
Marina life seems to stifle the adventure of boating. You get to work on the boat without the pleasure of using the boat.
One feature of marina life is we now have internet via WiFi, it's a slow but functional connection. The downside of being on the internet is that you're exposed to all the sad and depressing stories of what is going on in the world. Life in the US seems to be a drag and we're glad we're here and not struggling up north. We watched an episode of Saturday Night Live the other night and didn't get most of the jokes. It just didn't make any sense to us and we realized just how out of touch we are with contemporary life in the US. It just reinforces to us how lucky we are to be doing what we're doing.
Here’s where we went during the last 6 months,
|Arrival Date||Place||Lat/Lon Location|
|1/23/13||Marina Mazatlan||23.270617 N 106.454600 W|
|2/25/13||Punta de Mita||20.764783 N 105.515417 W|
|3/6/13||Punta de Mita||20.760133 N 105.521433 W|
|3/7/13||Chamela||19.582583 N 105.130950 W|
|3/12/13||Tenacatita||19.302400 N 104.835550 W|
|3/17/13||Barra de Navidad - Lagoon||19°11.462'N 104°40.362'W|
|3/19/13||Barra de Navidad - Marina||19.195200 N 104.682017 W|
|3/22/13||Ensenada Carrizal||19.096400 N 104.437700 W|
|3/25/13||Santiago Bay||19.108967 N 104.393967 W|
|3/29/13||las Hadas||19.102400 N 104.343600 W|
|3/30/13||Santiago||19.109683 N 104.395183 W|
|3/31/13||Tenacatita||19.299217 N 104.837783 W|
|4/6/13||Barra de Navidad - Marina||19.195200 N 104.682017 W|
|4/18/13||Tenacatita||19.298417 N 104.838117 W|
|4/25/13||La Cruz – Anchorage||20°44.891'N 105°22.136'W|
|4/26/13||La Cruz - Marina||20°44.920'N 105°22.690'W|
|5/10/13||Punta de Mita||20.764733 N 105.520400 W|
|5/11/13||San Blas - Matanchen Bay||21.517183 N 105.241800 W|
|5/13/13||Stone Island - Mazatlan||23°10.910'N 106°24.545'W|
|5/14/13||Marina Mazatlan||23.270650 N 106.454833 W|
The morning commute in Bara de Navidad lagoon.