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It isn't all going to get done before we head out again, so we had to prioritize:
[ ] Replace starboard alternator
[ ] Get SSB to tune in more than 3 channels
[ ] Get C-map chip, hard copy charts, and cruising guides for coastline from Neah Bay to Aculpulco
[ ] Purchase materials for projects such as dinghy wheels, water maker, wind scoops, boat shade, and dry bags
[ ] Store up provisions of favorite foods hard to get in Mexico
[ ] Swap out academic and recreational library for new content
[ ] Resolve commercial loan issue
[ ] Resolve Medicare outstanding bill fiasco
[ ] Get kitten
What have we managed to accomplished in those 5 days?
You've got it. Meet Dulcinea.
Gotta do the important things first! cute kitten
Looking forward to following you on the next leg of your journey (via the blog, not boat - though I wish we could)!
Beware the natural tendency to over-provision. There are plenty of super-mercados and Costcos in Mexico these days. You will likely find everything you need there, though sometimes branded differently. More likely is that you will come to shun these US-spawned food-stores and buy from the open-air markets. In most cruising grounds, entreprenurial locals will cater to cruisers by selling fresh produce/tortillas/tomales and such from the backs of pick-up trucks near where dinghies land. Additionally, you will find that even on a tight budget, you may eat out more than you imagine, at prices (at the right holes-in-the-wall) that make it an economic no-brainer!
Sorry to hear about the cyclist's death. We lived in Arcata for several years and know that stretch of road to Blue Lake very well. Such a tragedy.
I see the girls wore you down! I blame you for having "Dulcinea" from "Man of La Mancha" stuck in my head all day.
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