February 07, 2005
Gary and I are still in Mazatlan,
we plan on heading out sometime end of this week depending on
the weather. Another storm is expected in this Thursday so we
shall see. We had a really wild storm over the last 48 hours.
It was really a twister with winds clocking around and raining
sideways. Some said they measured it at 50 knots down at the
Harbor but we only felt about 35 knots in this marina. We were
glad to be tied up to the dock and not too worried about hitting
any rocks or swinging around in circles.
I have been feeling a bit restless
lately, we haven’t stayed anywhere this long before. I
can see how easy it is for sailors to get stuck along the way.
We have met lots of sailors that have been here for months and
even years when they thought they were only going to stop for
a few weeks. You can get really complacent and quite comfortable
being tied to a dock and have so much available at your finger
tips. It is really easy to be here and not worry about the weather
and storms. We are having some stainless steel work done to
our radar tower. After that we should be on our way very soon.
We are hoping to head to San Blas
and do some surfing on our way to Puerta Vallarta, we will also
stop at Punta Mita and other surf spots along the way. A friend
of ours, John V., is heading to PV, so he offered to bring some
boat parts and our mail down to us. We really appreciate John
for doing this for us. It is not so easy to find things in Mexico
for the boat. We plan to be in PV by the third week of February.
Of course, this depends on the weather, as always.
The storms of the past few days
and the rain and lightening didn’t seem to stop the people
of Mazatlan from having fun with the fireworks. Carnival is
in full swing and last night Gary and I went to see the parade.
There were colorful floats with very loud music. Some of the
floats were 4 stories high. They must have had some wind damage
because most of the higher floats had guys on top holding the
tops of them up. They were balancing themselves without support
braces, you would not see this in the US.