Saturday, January 8, 2011

Time to Leave La Paz

It's hard to believe we have been in La Paz for three weeks.  There is still so much to see and do here - it will have to wait until our return trip.  Odessa went back in the water on Wednesday and we have been busy re-provisioning and getting the boat ready for our departure tomorrow morning (Sunday) along with Roger and Karen on Meridian.

A place to stop for mango ice cream when the load
is too heavy and you need a break (like I did today).
When we were still in Seattle I remember naively asking cruisers - "What do you do with all of your free time?"  Until you have been out and cruising on your own, it is hard to understand how much time things take.  For instance, I spent the good part of yesterday and today grocery shopping and then trying to find a place to stow all of the things I bought.  Without a car and not speaking the language what used to be a simple errand can become a major chore.  Karen mentioned how easy it is when you have a regular refrigerator and freezer to just put things in it.  On a boat, there is a lot more planning and organizing so you know what you have and things can be reached.

The plan is to head to Bahia de los Muertos (where the dragging incident occurred), watch the weather and, hopefully, make a departure for the mainland on Monday.  The trip is estimated to take 60 hours to arrive in Chemala or Tenacatita.  That would put us arriving Wednesday or Thursday.

As soon as we have internet connection again we will be updating the blog.

1 comment:

  1. Good luck on the crossing and looking forward to hearing about it.

    -Steve (& Lulu in absentia)