Our trip to New Hampshire and the subsequent three weeks are not much to write about, in terms of a fun and exciting cruising blog. Hopefully a lot of pictures will distract you from the uninspired lameness of this entry.
In brief, my father was very sick and our entire visit was consumed with worry and trying to help as treatment was established. I left there not knowing if treatment would be successful or not – very tough to go. It was actually quite good that we were there to help out and be with them through the beginning of this difficult time.. As of now, my Dad seems to be responding to his treatment and heading for a cure.
We had much work to do to prepare Summer. Luckily hurricane Blanca did not have much punch here (just a lot of wind that covered everything with dirt, inside and out). My friend Meagan wrote a great description of our hurricane experience here at the marina – I won’t even try to improve upon this:
Here’s my little video from hurricane day:
Once we survived Blanca, Jonny headed up to be with his family to attend to some unexpected family business. I stayed behind at the marina in La Paz.
When we were away, our friend Rob passed away. I’ve mentioned Rob and Lynne on Aldebaran, who we met in Chacala and Mazatlan. We last visited with them in La Paz before we went away. This was very sad news in our overabundance of times. I was glad to be able to see Lynne and share some cries and laughs. She is an amazing and courageous woman and I hope we run into her again after hurricane season.
Twelve days on my own in La Paz weren’t so bad. I got to hang out with some friends, find a new taco shop, do a bunch of boat projects (yes I still love organizing!), begin provisioning (once we leave here, provisions will be slim pickins’) and have a daily exercise routine in the nice clean lap pool at the marina.
Jonny has returned and we have been preparing for our trek up north. Much to do in terms of shading the boat properly (it makes a huge difference!) and provisioning (not much available where we’re goin). Seems to be a busy hurricane season, so we are hoping to be able to dodge them along the way. Stay tuned for more real adventures soon!!!