Fast forward a few weeks....we checked in on the morning radio net to find out what's going on here and Sherilyn recognized our boat name (like all cruisers, we are mostly known by boat name, some know our first names but no one really knows our last names), and hailed us after the net. They were planning to leave that day, but she would gladly come over to our boat, play a bit with Tessa, put her to bed, and then stay at our boat while we went out. And so it happened! Tod and I took a water taxi, and treated ourselves to a nice meal out. It was great, enjoying wine, ribs and shrimp while discussing some future travel plans. Local kids around Tessa's age were still up when we left the restaurant, the town was still buzzing. Things we don't get to experience very often, as she goes to bed early. Back at the boat, Tessa and Sherilyn had a great time, water colored, read books, and she got to stay up a bit longer than usual.
This morning we ordered some extra croissants from the French Baker, who delivers to your boat. We had hoped to drop them off at Sherilyn and George's boat before they left. But alas, so it the transient boating life, they motored by with their boat to say goodbye. It looks like our plans are somewhat similar for the next few months, so we for sure hope to see them again.
|originally from France, this baker does good business, and rightly so!|
|you can place your order ahead on the morning radio, or you|
check out what's left
Although this was our first date in many months, we have had other cruising friends playing with Tessa for a while: Shelli from s/v Astrea entertained Tessa for hours in La Paz, while Tod and I discussed engine problems: and just a few days back, Britta from s/v Desire entertained Tessa on their boat, and played a lot in the pool. Also Jane from s/v Dilly Dally generously entertained Tessa in their V-berth. All much appreciated!
Having grown up in a country that sees a lot of rain, I don't really care for it that much. However, my short work/life stint in the Caribbean (Curacao) twenty years ago, made me appreciate the rain in a whole different perspective. So when we got rain here last nite, it was yeah! Except for the part that not all hatches were closed, and some clothes were still hanging outside.....No problemo though, the sun came out again, and things dried up rather quickly.
|super excited to dress herself and have her rain boots on again|
|malecon, and Bliss anchored in the lagoon in upper right corner|
|for 2 pesos a ride you get a lot of smiles|
|our daily routine of swimming at the somewhat dated and rundown Sand's hotel,|
the only place to leave our dinghy safely in town