What do those sailors do
all day? It must be really boring...
Tenacatita Bay, Sunny, 85 degrees, Wind 10-15 mph out of
the Northwest. Today's activities...
7:30 - Coffee in the cockpit as the sun rises over the distant
hills across the bay.
9:00 - Jump in the inflatable for 15-minute trip across the
bay to the little village of La Manzanillo (one dirt lane
main street). Shop for fresh bread, peanut butter (hard to
find), tortillas, avocado, and tomatoes. Requires several
stops at small shops all throughout the village.
10:30 - shopping finished, stop by the swamp at the end of
town to watch 10 crocodiles "fishing" and sunning
11:00 - MAJOR EVENT: Telephone call to Tyler (Jill & Brent's
son). It is amazing how wonderful it is to hear his voice,
get an update concerning the goings on in his life. Boy, I
sure do miss him.
11:45 - Surf takeoff in the dinghy, always an interesting
event. Today the surf was pretty calm. To date I have managed
to lose two pair of sunglasses, and other assorted odds and
ends when the surf wins and I end up in the water. Today,
no lost items and the groceries are still pretty dry.
12:15 - Pretty busy morning, take a break for lunch on the
boat. Interrupted by another cruiser who is wandering about
in their dinghy returning the pizza pan that we left on their
boat last night at a potluck pizza/birthday cake event.
1:00 - Finally finish lunch/conversations. Back in the dinghy
to go visit another boat on our way to the local beach to
fill our water jugs. Discuss possible next anchorages and
the possibility of crewing on their boat from Mexico to Hawaii
2:00 - Survived yet another surf landing, filled three five
gallon jugs with sort of clean fresh water. Water is really
heavy! Drag the water jugs back to the beach. The dinghy is
now overloaded. Yep, out through the surf we go. We must be
living right today, a little wet but upright all the way to
3:00 - We are really overachieving today, we tidy the boat
and prep for tomorrow's departure from Tenacatita Bay. Things
have a way of getting a little less than shipshape after a
4:00 - In the water to clean the bottom of the boat. This
is an every few days event otherwise the barnacles begin to
win the battle. Today isn't too bad so Brent spends a little
time just swimming about (cross-training?) while Jill goes
paddling in her kayak.
5:15 - Much too busy today, we shower on deck, write a few
emails, start to think about dinner and discuss our departure
time for tomorrow morning. Early to bed tonight for a 6 AM
Another day in Paradise...