Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Warm Days here in La Paz

    It is so nice and warm here in La Paz that we find it hard to pack up and leave. Cruiser's warned us about this and we are determined to go to the mainland and visit the area between Mazatlan and Puerta Valharta this season before we return for Yakima's great weather.
     Yesterday we ordered snorkeling suits made from Lycra.  They will protect us from jelly fish stings, scratches on coral and sun.  I hear they help with warmth too now that the water temperature has cooled into the high 70's.We had hoped to slip out for a week and do some snorkeling this  weekend, however a small northern weather system is going to make the wind blow and the sea rough so snorkeling will have to wait a bit.  But the weather here is nothing like the single digits happening in Washington. On the other had it is hard to feel like it is Christmas time when it is 81 degrees every day.

    Today I am mailing some Christmas cards to the U.S and the stocking I made here on the boat for my youngest grandchild, Maggie, who is approx. 20 months old. I am including a picture. I wonder if this will be my last stocking?????  Maggie is a cutie and her Mom says she is very determined to keep up with Nathan her 4 year old brother.  I only have 3 little girls in the 8 grandchildren and I think they are all mover's and shakers.

     We are decorating the boat for a boat parade this Sunday since we will be in town. I have always wanted to do this and not sail in cold rainy weather so here I my big chance. Will include photos of trophy next blog, just kidding.

     Don is busy adding a ground wire to our radio, it has been shaken so much it has a little hum and that won't do. He had also started on taping the decks for adding some non-skid to the surface. Always something to do on a boat that is for sure.

    This afternoon we are meeting our friends from Canada, on White Shell II, who were in Santa Cruz replacing their engine and just arrived here in La Paz. We attended a great church with them in Santa Cruz and we have found one here in La Paz. It was nice and the big diference for us was singing carols in Spanish.
Lue and Chas will have stories to share about their trip down the baja and they are wanting to hear ours.

    Our coffee-Seattle friends on Pacific Mystic, Val and Eric, are sad this day because their beautiful little cat of 14 years wandered off their boat 2 days ago and has not returned.  Not a good sign. We feel for them, since we know what that feels like. Hopefully they will find her or find out what happened so they can have closure.

   Next post will be my Christmas Letter. Until then... Chao amigos, Jacquie and Don

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