You know there is something to this La Nina thing when the morning temperature in Mazatlan (41 degrees) is colder than the morning temperature in Seattle (45 degrees). Hard to believe but those are the actual temps in both cities this morning. We are freezing! Thank God s/v Evergreen graciously donated a space heater appropriate for use on a boat to us before they left Mazatlan. And, thankfully the subtropical sun helps warm the afternoon temps a bit higher than Seattle, but still we only reach 64 degrees to Seattle's 51 degrees. Not enough of a difference in my opinion. It's 4 pm and the heater is still running to keep us warm.
Just a Minute has no source of heat beyond the donated heater, so it is not a comfortable boat for cold weather. This cold snap in Mazatlan is just reinforcing the fact that staying another year in Mexico is a good idea. Can you imagine how cold we would be in Alaska with no heat? Even in the summer? We thought we could survive in the northern waters long enough to get a heating system installed in the States, but now I realize that is not a reasonable option. I am glad we found this out in Mexico.
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