Monday, January 6, 2014

A New Year

After an agonizing two weeks in the boat yard we finally splashed Jean Marie on Friday and made the short sail north to San Carlos through headwinds and short choppy seas.  We grabbed a mooring in the crowded little bay and plan to stay put for a short while to relax and get organized before starting the trek south through the Sea of Cortez anchorages.
The boat was in great shape considering the long, hot summer months on the hard.  We did find a couple cracks on the keel and rudder that required some fiberglass repair, but all systems seemed to be in working order and the engine fired right up.
We spent Christmas with our friends Theo and Marion at their house in San Carlos.  They were kind enough to invite us to stay the night and we appreciated the chance to get out of the boat yard and enjoy a real Christmas dinner with friends.  Colin spent the entire time running around in circles on the tile floors.
We had such a good time we went back for New Year's eve, celebrating over dinner at the Captain's Club.  We had to drag Colin off the dance floor when the band took a break and we called it a year a couple hours early.  2014 got started with a little coffee and Marion's homemade doughnuts followed by a walk to the beach on a perfect sunny day -- a great start to an exciting new year.

Happy New Year to all our family and friends.  We wish you all good health and good fortune.
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