Saturday, December 25, 2010

Feliz Navidad!

San Jose

Since we were unable to connect with the insurance company and the boat could not be hauled into the following week, we took the opportunity to leave La Paz for a few days and connect with Roger and Karen on SV Meridien at Ensenada Grande - one of the anchorages on Isla Partida about a four hour trip from La Paz. 

Ensenda Grande - Isla Partida

I spent Christmas Eve day sewing on my Sailrite sewing machine making Michael's Christmas present - a cover for our Honda generator.  The original plan was to run the generator, but by the time Michael had the generator ready to start, I had figured out how to use the hand crank and had the cover half made.  We chose to enjoy the quiet of the anchorage and I completed the entire cover with the hand crank.

Christmas morning didn't seem like Christmas to me no matter how many Christmas caroles we played.  I set about baking cookies and delivered them to the four other boats in the anchorage - Meridien, a Moorings boat which was traveling with another boat owned by a young couple from Mexico City and a boat from B.C.  They all seemed delighted at the gesture and at last it seemed like Christmas.

We shared a delicious non-traditional Christmas dinner (pork tenderloin, yams with pineapple, cabbage and carrot sesame seed slaw) with Roger and Karen aboard Meridien, enjoying the warm, sunny day.

Jan McIntyre, who is taking care of our mail for us, tells us we received several Christmas cards.  We look forward to receiving them and reading them, but it may be a while before they catch up with us.

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