|Gliding towards Del Viento at anchor. We bought this|
kayak used from Maluhia in Puerto Vallarta. Our time
out at the islands confirmed that it was a good purchase;
we're looking now for a second one.
The girls especially enjoyed their time with Grandma. In fact, I think her visit will be more memorable for them than all of the natural beauty we were immersed in.
The weather was perfect the first few days, but then turned windy. Fortunately, we were in a protected anchorage until the last night, where Grandma Julie took her turn at anchor watch, bracing herself against the howling, chilly winds while we pitched like mad into breaking swells. It was a sleepless night, but afterward we returned to La Paz and finished up her visit in slip 207 at Marina Palmira, where we all slept soundly.
|Eleanor with about the 239,412th hermit crab she's found since we arrived in Mexico.|
|Grandma Julie's visit was like Christmas all over again. She brought gifts from|
herself, other relatives, and some D.C. friends. She also brought our mail,
some Trader Joe's goodies, and stuff we needed from West Marine.
|Grandma Julie and Frances headed to shore.|
|Having lived aboard in her 20s, Grandma Julie felt comfortable on Del Viento|
and understands our lifestyle.
|Windy, Frances, Eleanor, and Grandma Julie watch another amazing sunset.|