November 30, 2010

Keeping Warm

no one sat in the central gazebo when last night's chilly wind blew

We’re past the ‘barefoot in the sand’ season. It’s still lovely and warm during the day—shorts weather really, but at night it’s cool enough that we need a blanket on our bed. And at night, when the northerlies are blowing, it’s cold enough that even the malecon loses its appeal. Last night we even fired up the heater.

Happily--after having our fill of outside activities all year—we don’t mind heading inside for a bit. Especially because the warmth inside comes not just from windows and doors—but from new friends.
sharing my birthday with the folks from Endurance

Guaymas is an interesting place to be as far as cruising friends go. It has some of the largest, safest and closest to the US boat yards found in Mexico—so cruisers here are a cross section of those who are just starting (or in one case still shopping), those who are finishing up and getting ready to sell their boats and those who are returning from a hiatus.

Being around so many people who are at different stages in their journey is both a privilege and an education. We get to share both the dreams and the memories, answer the questions and learn new lessons. It also makes us really appreciate the place we’re at—that we’re proud of what we’ve done but excited that there is still so much more to come.


Behan said...

wish we were there to celebrate with you! how about we celebrate our birthdays (I'm Dec 29) in Oz in 2011?

Diane, Evan, Maia and Charlie the cat said...

ooh, if ever there was a good excuse to get us to sail across an ocean, celebrating our birthdays together would be it:) We'll be there!

The Crew of Savannah said...

Holy Cow you met up with Endurance!!! Tell them we said hi!!! Miss them very much!!! and you of course (but we'll see you again, I'm sure).