It’s been a busy week with diving, visiting, boat projects, and everything that goes with living on a boat… now it’s time for some serious prep mode for crossing to Mazatlan: waiting for a weather window before we make the 2-night crossing, trying to apply 10 coats of varnish to all exterior wood surfaces (Jon — not me!!!), working to install our autopilot (we got the windvane working a few weeks back, but truthfully have hand-steered nearly all of our sailing) and searching to seal up all our leaks (what leaks on the boat? try every stanchion, a couple of the chainplates, and a few suspect areas in the toe rail… damn boats).
As we add projects to the list we get to cross a few off too — our newly installed cheap-o Jabsco toilet is the greatest thing since sliced bread, our 6v golf-cart batteries are happily pumping along (pumping?? is that what batteries do??), and Jon’s spent the last week sanding all the old varnish bits off the exterior teak…
I have to say, working, playing and living in La Paz makes it pretty easy to see how cruisers might get a little stuck here; it’s beautiful every day, there are 15 marine stores in town (with decent prices) and the tacos are 10 pesos ($0.80). But more on those tacos later 🙂
We need to catch up? When are you back in Canada? This project and what you’ve been up to is amazing! Keep up with the amazing posts!