My mid-life crisis has turned into a mid life joyfest. Nothing fancy, nothing ostentatious, just happiness and contentment. I celebrated yesterday by cleaning the boat top to bottom - I love order and cleanliness. Did five loads of laundry. Then baked myself a cherry pie from scratch. Had Bill and Sue from Sunbaby over to enjoy the pie and help us celebrate. They brought a lovely bottle of wine for a present and I insisted on opening it up for birthday toastings. It went very well with the pie, surprisingly enough! After that we all went off to a great local store for some clothes shopping and on to a fantastic dinner in a restaurant. Every birthday wish I could have has been answered. Every cruiser I meet says the same thing - "I am soooo lucky!" I think we all feel that way.
This morning when we woke up, Sunbaby had already left the dock, headed to Isla Isabel. Tomorrow we leave, headed north. Our eventual destination is Mazatlan, but first we are going to do a little exploring. There is a village north of here that is not mentioned in the cruiser's guide books, but it looks like it should have a good harbor for us to anchor in. Since we only draw 3 1/2 feet, we have a few more options than many other boats. We will stop on our way tomorrow to check it out and maybe stay for a night or two. After that, we head to Mazatlan to provision before going north. Mazatlan is the last large city we will visit in quite a while, so we will be stocking up on all those canned goods and products that Americans are familiar with, but Mexicans don't really use. You can have a lot of trouble finding them in the smaller towns, if you can find them at all.
Talk to you again from Marina El Cid, Mazatlan,
7 hours ago