Honestly, if you have to be broken down, it's not too bad a place to choose. It's certainly a lot better place to find ourselves than our friends on Ceilydh who are 200 miles from the Marquesas with only one rudder (just like us with one engine, a catamaran really isn't meant to only have one rudder!) Jokes aside, we are worried for them and are sending them the best as they make their way to safety.
Anyway, La Paz is a lovely town and the weather is warm and sunny with pretty benign winds. The harbor at La Paz offers a safe place to anchor without incurring marina fees. There are several other teens around for Jack to hang with. There is a great beach for Rudy to play on. And there is a nearby bar with good internet for me. (You know it's bad when the bartender comes around to shake your hand and kiss you on the cheek every time you come into the bar!)
And so, we sit here in La Paz figuring out our plan. The sail drive needs to be completely replaced which would mean a $5,000+ USD bill for us. So that would be about 3 or more months budget - Ouch! Unfortunately, that sail drive would be the 4th completely new Yanmar sail drive placed on the boat in 2 and half years by certified Yanmar mechanics. Not counting the one that was simply rebuilt when it failed after one month of use. Believe me, it is a long story and it will be coming to a computer near you soon!
But in the meantime, we are enjoying our predicament as best we can and counting the many blessings we have.
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