We started the New Year well with a 4 hr hike to the top of the canyon with our friends Theo and Marion aboard s/v Marionetto. It was climbing up and down, going though narrow passages, making your own trail, and avoiding cacti. Tessa hiked and enjoyed it too, especially when she got to hold hands with our friends. Thanks to Marion we had yummie oliebollen at the top of the canyon during our break.
|lunch break at the top|
|Theo and Marion are fun to hang out with, and great hosts|
Although our Italian cruising buddies on s/v Kiribati won’t be able to join us for this season, we had fun celebrating Christmas and New Years with them, while they visited and worked on their boat here.
|Tessa with her "twin" brother Nicolas, and Deborah and Marco|
The Bliss crew is getting geared up to move south again, and see warmer weather on Saturday. Betsy is tucked away in the same boat yard where Bliss was stored. Everything down below is stored away, food will be baked for several days (as cooking under way is not our idea of fun). We have not decided if we swallow the 400 miles to Mazatlan in one scoop (at least 80 hrs trip), or divide it in half and stop in Topolobampo. The sea state and our own mental & physical state will let us know what choice we make.
Happy and Healthy 2016 from the Bliss crew!
|Spelling your own name with Bananas is a fun thing to do|
|Everyone pitching in to get the boat ready, please|
don't disturb my project, mama