I wrote a month ago all about the "Final Leg" of our 3 1/2 year adventure. I explained very rationally why it was time to go home We were headed to La Paz like it was the barn at the end of a long day. We have lots of reasons to go home - a growing teen and lessening money being two of the chief ones, but there are a few others. I jokingly mentioned the possibility of pulling a Crazy Ivan and asked for any bettors. I did. You should have taken the bet.
I don't know how it all came about. We pulled into La Paz as planned. We tied to the dock and started polishing, waxing and cleaning. Just a Minute is looking SO GOOD!. And then we simply decided we weren't done with the Sea just yet. Maybe it was the beautiful anchorage at Bonanza. Maybe it was the dread of returning to "real" life. Maybe it's the fact that we actually don't have a "real life" to return to. Then it hit us. We have the perfect boat, the perfect cruising location, the perfect season, lots of time, no where to be, (a little) money and no buyer in sight yet - WHAT were we thinking? We just couldn't leave without one more quick tour into the Sea.
The boat is still for sale. She's perfect, clean, shiny and ready to go. But while we are waiting for the perfect buyer to take over the reins, we'll just keep making sure that Just a Minute is in perfect working order. You know the saying, "Use it or lose it!" We'll stay within Internet range and if anyone wants to come and see the boat we can be back in La Paz in just a few days. In the mean time, the Sea is waiting.
We are still house sitting for another two weeks and will keep working on JaM, polishing, cleaning, and waxing. Once our house-sitting gig is done, we will load up and head out. Oh! I can't wait. I have a list of anchorages I want to hit.
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