Monday, June 11, 2018

Blue Water and Long Sunny Days

Well, it is mid June, and we are still in Isla Mujeres, Mexico.  We intended to be in the Honduras Bay Islands right now, but Schooner’s papers to fly to Europe is delayed. We want to wait for this form so she can travel to Europe and to any of the Eastern Caribbean Islands that are European owned. This Titer test form is good for life, so once we get it, she is free to travel without quarantine. We are not complaining about the delay. Isla Mujeres is one of our favorite places to be so we are very content. 

We had some visitors a week or so ago.  They are former exchange students of my best friend that are out celebrating their graduation before starting University.  They spent ten days in Cancun.  We loved having them here for a day on the island.  Steve took them snorkeling, which was their first time.  They experience Skull’s Landing’s BBQ chicken and ribs and a long walk shopping along the beach.  It was a gorgeous day. 

We continue to enjoy the island and our life here.  We appreciate the simplicity.  We are experiencing long sunny, clear days among happy people and gorgeous sunsets.

This last Saturday we went out to try out the new autopilot.  It was not a success, but we did find it should be an easy fix by simply moving the unit away from anything magnetic.  Steve is currently moving it as I am typing up this blog.  So we should know in a few days if he has resolved the issue. 

Another storm is forecast for this weekend.  Perhaps the travel paper will arrive, and we can travel after the storm.  We want some eastern winds … not too strong but enough to power our Saga Sea to Guanaja, Honduras. 

Have to add some pics of my lil Gman

Well, I hope you enjoy the pictures and videos.  As always please be good to yourself and especially to Others.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

As the world turns aboard

Wow, I have neglected the blog this month.  I'm so sorry but it isn't on purpose. I've been pretty busy with my new business, The Tropical Ledger. So let's see what have you missed?

Schooner got me a little sewing machine for Mother's day

Well we have had a few sailboat races finish here from Florida.  Lots of boats have come and gone and we have met several of the participants.  Aboard one boat anchored near us was a crew of boys from a nonprofit organization, Sail Future, benefiting at risk boys.  Loved that idea.

Then I participated in cheering on the crews of SV Uma and SV Atticus

Schooner and I should be in one of their videos.. hahah.

While I have been busy with my work, Steve has been busy with Saga Sea.  He has installed his new autopilot device that uses the trim tab of our windvane.  He has also been varnishing the cockpit when we are not being driven indoors from storms.  Oh and he mounted a hookah diving system. AirLine's 12V160-3 Hookah Dive System. He will use it to clean the bottom of the boat and do any underwater repairs.

We still await Schooner's Titer paperwork to return.  We expect it back this week. Then we can sail to the Honduras Bay Islands. We can't wait to see old friends there.. just another one of our homes..

Well that is all for now my friends.  Please be good to yourself and Others..  this world is so unbelievable difficult as it is, so lets try to make it a happier place.