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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thankful for Thanksgiving in Mexico

November 24, 2011
Anchor Position: 24°54.5012 N 110°42.3822 W
Location: San Evaristo, Baja Sur, Mexico.

Lots to report as we've been super busy. Our stopover in La Paz to have new settee cushions stitched was a certified success with the project completed ahead of schedule and within budget. Thanks to Francisco Rodregez for the job well done. Be sure to check out pictures of our new cushions once we get some internet.

La Paz is a great meeting spot, just tune in to VHF channel 22 at 8AM for an hour long cruisers net with tons of information for the goings on. Bumping into friends around town is the norm and these chance encounters lead to all sorts of new discoveries, great shops, restaurants and street taco stands. It's easy in La Paz.

A few highlights from the past week include: Helping out our friend John get his boat into Marina La Paz late one evening after he had a long day stuck on a sand bar with a line wrapped on his prop. Lots of street taco evenings. The generosity of s/v Michaela in recharging our cockpit refrigerator for Margaritas. Hiking 1200 feet to the top of the ridge above Isla Partida and some pretty sketchy down climbing off the cliff band that seemed not so scary on the way up. And a chance meeting with the founders of our favorite www.Shoppeople.org from Portland, Oregon.

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The best snorkeling experience perhaps ever; Swimming with Sea lions at Los Isolates just North of Isla Esprito Santos. All we can say is WOW!!! Sea lions so close their whiskers brush your face and escaping with only a nip on the flippers... look for the videos soon, as no words can describe this encounter.

Anchored at Isla San Francisco last night and climbed the South West Ridge of the bay for some great views, then circled around the bay to chip some salt out of a sea salt pond.

Sailed up to Bahia San Evaristo for the evening and met some interesting ex-pats sailors Steve and Charlotte aboard s/v Simple a 27' Catalina whom call the bay home 8 months a year. Had a few cold beers on the beach for 15 pesos each before heading home after sunset to cook up a Thanksgiving dinner of Mahi Mahi with sides of wasabi mashed potatoes, broccoli and desert of homemade tapioca pudding along with a chilled bottle of Spanish cava.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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