Oh the glamorous life of cruising! Scrambling around in the mud, covered in bottom paint, aching arms straining to keep scraping off the mutant barnacles that have taken hold with only a plastic spackle knife as a tool, wading out into potentially crocodile-ridden waters to retrieve the truck brush that was floating away! Oh the good times! Actually it was a lot of fun. The careening went very well. Any day that you can put your boat up on the beach without damaging it is a successful day. And we had Lori and Amy from 3rd Day around to help us have some fun. While we were waiting for the tide to recede enough to get to work, we all played a rousing game of Parcheesi. Then Lori and Amy went off to our favorite taco stand and brought back a hearty lunch we shared on the beach. Good friends are at the heart of the fun of cruising.Cruising is a lot fun, but my God it is not a life for the lazy. There is always another project waiting, and lots of them require a lot of effort. As hard as we worked this day to clean the bottom, it was still a lot easier than it would have been if we had tried to do it while snorkeling around the anchored boat. Our barnacle situation is getting out of control since we got such a crappy bottom paint job in La Paz last year. But that is another blog post soon to be coming to a computer near you..
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