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Thursday, August 08, 2019

August 8, 2019- Re-Entry

It was more like a space voyage than a cruise; we hardly ever left the capsule.

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Easy Sailing

After finally hitting escape velocity in May, and breaking free from the gravitational pull of Banderas Bay we travelled south to the Coasta Alegra (“Happy Coast”) which includes places like Chemala, Tennacatita, La Manzanilla, Cuastecomates, Melaque, and more. These are beautiful coastal towns, and bays, very quiet this time of year, and we enjoyed orbiting around this coast for a bit more than two months.

I say orbiting because we just went around and around from one place to another and back again, being lazy mostly, but when the beer ran low we had to go to town, almost any town. Otherwise we stayed at anchor and read books or worked on boat projects, of which we had several. We only put the dingy together once. In Barra we did go into the marina for a few days and hung out with Ted and Brenda on Firefly and saw a few other cruisers who were still out and about during this late-in the-season time of year. Mostly the anchorages were absolutely empty.

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Wings' Cockpit

It was peaceful. It was a very nice time, this year’s cruise.

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Judy on Watch

Now we are back in La Cruz and experiencing re-entry; re-entry into marina life, cars, shopping, dealing with marina officials. We have stuff to do. Can’t just take long naps every day.

I actually miss the lazy days anchored in Barra Lagoon or Tenacatia.

Of course there are also still boat projects to be done, a whole list of them await us. How far we get on that list nobody knows but we’ve started.

Then there is the marina staff to deal with. First of all they gave our slip to another boat even after confirming it was ready for us two weeks prior to our return. The owner of that other boat promptly left town and his boat can’t be moved. We got a back-up spot but it’s not really ours. Bummer.

Then they raised the marina rates on us for the second time this year and another rate increase is pending in November. Has the facility or the service improved? No. We just pay more.

Well, we’ll survive all of this. We’ll just settle down and get on with our project list.

Oh, one other item, we’re back in the gym and that feels good. We’re a bit off our pace from three months ago, but it’s coming back.

The travelers have landed.

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