Monday, March 12, 2012

El Presidente comes to the Sailing Regata and Pura Vida projects

The International Sailing Regata has filled the La Cruz marina with people from all over the world, here to race in several classes of boats!

The town has been bustling with repairs and upgrades the last 2 months in anticipation of President Calderon's visit, which happened yesterday - few knew about it - presidential security and all that. Tons of military with machine guns throughout the marina and security gates to pass through and we are in the midst of it all, at the fabulous marina.
Working the booth at the regatta
We volunteered at Amigos de La Cruz booth this week during the regatta, to help educate visiting sailors about this great service organization that helps local people, educates and provides recycling programs, library and education opportunities and more. We are proud to be members.

Since our last visitors departed, we have been connnecting with fellow cruisers to learn more about system maintenance and upgrades to benefit our improvements to Pura Vida. Cleaning and oiling teak; making sun and bug screens for all hatches; installing sun shades and side panels for the cockpit, and tons of other "stuff" that makes us and our boat happy.
Judy cleaning the teak on the bowsprit

Our screens are handmade concoctions that work!

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