Friday, December 18, 2009

Getting ready for the winter trip south!

Happy Holidays 2009 from
Tanque de Tiburon

I think we are ready. The boat is packed, prepped, stowed, cleaned and provisioned for the 2009/2010 trip south. We depart manana, December 19th, for the Baja. Plans are to spend less time in La Paz and head back to the mainland for Mazatlan and on toward Puerto Vallarta.
A new adventure so we'll see what unfolds!
Be sure to check the other two new blogs, the prep and Thanksgiving, too...

We have three sets of house sitters for the winter so don't need to be home until May. Red is settled with friends here and there and we'll miss the old guy. But truth be known, he hates the boat! He's 14, so don't think I would like it at age 95, either. The Koi and tortoise are in good hands, too.

So how did the packing go? Here's a few shots. Between stowing, we spent time with friends, attended a fundraiser and saw the lighted boat parade in Guaymas. The weather here has been cool, 50's at night and 70's during the day. Bill is ready for further south and warmer.

Here,of course, is the most important shelf on the boat, haha. Just kidding. But I did decorate it!

Christmas at the Captain's Club, a nice small restaurant/bar we like for lunch.

Honest, I need it all! The before picture. Where oh where will it go...??? Bill's comment ----aaaghhh! First the salon, then the galley

And Oscar giving us new rigging. So we are safe and sound at sea. He's just about all the way up the 50' mast, BTW.

Our "SPOT" next to Bill's phone....this little guy sends a message when we push the button and lets the kids and sibs know exactly where we are!!!

Ok, a little better - almost ready to travel!

A new transom sign that people can actually read!!! Yeah! Bill's sitting in the new dinghy placing the 5 separate decals while crabs nibble on his toes.

Ta Da!

And of course, gotta have some Xmas decor!

The one guy we'll miss - Mr. Red, now gray, is floating between Lillian, the house and last year's house sitters, the Donaldson's. As long as he has a lap, a head rub and food, he's happy. He hates the boat....

No comments:

Post a Comment