Ah Mexico, it’s been a few short days and our memories of our time with you are still strong. So, here are few more things we like about you.
Thing 3: Your bountiful food and refreshing drink
Our time with you was a veritable feast. Some days we could pluck breakfast from our porch, or strike a deal with a friendly fishermen. Margaritas cooled us down and your coffee warmed us up.
Bananas hanging out our door at Yelapa.
Eight AAA batteries bought us these tasty crustaceans in a remote Baja anchorage.
The Tronconnes fruit and vegetable truck brought your bounty to our table.
Guacamole and octopus salad while waiting for favorable winds in the Sea of Cortez.
La Manzanilla raw bar.
We could count on your coffee being fresh and flavorful. Photo credit: Beth Laschever.
To you, Mexico.
Thing 4: The anchorages and marinas
Whether we were out on the hook, or tied up at dock, we appreciated the many safe harbors along your coast. Our ability to rest, provision, and recreate as we traveled greatly enhanced our experience.
La Cruz anchorage at sunset.
Paradise village. Elizabeth Jean’s secure summer home.
Elizabeth Jean snugly anchored in Ensenada Carrizal; great snorkeling a dinghy ride away.
Las Hadas Anchorage.
Thing 4: Your expatriots
You have charmed other foreigners before us. Some now permanently enjoy your warm embrace. These transplants have added texture and talent to our Mexican experience.
Morning sun lights the Sky Temple in Yelapa, Judith Roth’s labor of love.
A previous post sang our praise to Aruna and Wayland and their many contributions to La Cruz.
Mechanic, Jack Tinsley, a Canadian transplant, gently taps Perkins in Paradise Village, keeping him well tuned. John Pounders, a skilled electrician, helped us decommission Elizabeth Jean for the summer. He is passing on his skills to his local assistant Julio.
From France, by way of British Columbia, this baker delivers sweet pleasure in Barra de Navidad.
Thing 5: Your cruising community.
Fellow cruisers, who have made Mexico a temporary or more permanent home, enriched our time with you. Morning coffee often accompanies the VHF radio check in with the local cruisers net. Need weather? Listen to the net. A boat part? Check the net. Some fun? The net has it. Single side ban radio allowed us to more remotely connect with cruisers underway. Every new anchorage brought new friends with whom to share our adventure.
Eulalie with solo circumnavigator Jean Socrates in La Paz.
Cruisers sharing Lal’s birthday in Barra de Navidad.
Fellow Seahawks fans; sharing the joy of victory and the agony of defeat.