|Arrival at the Marina Seca boatyard, covers intact|
|Arriving at the Tetakawi Mountains, Sonora|
So another life lesson learned. I get a lot of those moments. When discussing the price of a project with our electronics installation engineer, we started talking total cost. Having been to the ATM a few times since our arrival, I knew the exchange rate to the 3rd decimal. So when he quoted an exchange that was quite a bit lower than what I'd been seeing, I let him know he was 'wrong'. (He was offering us a much better US $ to peso conversion rate.)
When I realized my error some hours later, I had to laugh. Between my scruffy Spanish and my bad math, we would be paying substantially more than he was asking. The next day when he arrived to complete the project, I decided to eat crow and fess up to my mistake. He knew my error, of course, and quickly offered:
Ni para ti ni para mi
Neither for you neither for me
Maybe I've learned to keep my brilliant ideas to myself. Well, for anyone who knows me, that might only happen occasionally. But a lesson learned gives me pause every time.
|Infamous "Loncheria Doney", Guaymas|
|Jamaica (hibiscus flower) juice & Tacos California at Doney's|
|L to R: 2 old ports (teak trim), new aluminum |
port, port removed (old layer of yellow hull paint)
|Removing nasty old ports, standing on empty oil barrels and borrowed boards|
|Salvador assessing our electronics package|
|Furler removal |
|Old bowsprit pre-project|
|Taking down the beast, slowly and carefully|
|Grind-o-matic man AKA Mike|
|Luis and Mike at the machine shop |
assessing the new anchor setup
|Check out the scaffolding & blocks|
|Worn out teak, bright new Caoba|
|It's not Santa, it's Mike in |
the anchor locker at the bow
Yesterday I completed another boat-love project to clean and polish about 150 feet of stainless steel (it'll look good for a short time until it's bashed by salt water) and today begins my cleaning and oiling project of the teak toe rail, grab rails and cockpit trim.
|Happy camper post-mariscos coctel|
|Digging into mariscos coctel|
|Painting the chain - color coding each 30' increment|
|Leif stopped by on his way from Canada to |
Mazatlan - here we are sharing a
moment with our 2012 Baja Haha backpack
|Not what it looks like - epazote from the spice market|
And I sought out epazote from the great spice market downtown. It's an herb that reduces flatulence when you make a pot o' pinto beans, so never a bad thing when you're sharing a small living space. I bought the minimum 100 grams, which was .30 US and was way more than we needed so I gave some away to 2 boating friends.
Time to wash the dinghy so we can raise her in time for our anticipated splash - we hope on Monday 18th. More later when we are hopefully floating on the sea.
|Celebrating our new ports with a bit of holiday swag|
Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas a wonderful 2018!