Saturday, October 24, 2015

Hurricane Patricia not a factor, whew!

Here in the protected waters of Playa Santispak in the Bay of Conception we are anchored with two other boats and enjoying some down time waiting for the norther to blow through and to see what Patricia is going to do.  Yesterday we all went in to Ana's Restaurant on the beach, had some chips, salsa and guacamole and watched the big screen on the developments of Hurricane Patricia as it struck land on the coast of Mexico near Chamela late yesterday afternoon.  Patty was a real beeatch packing sustained winds above 200 mph.  We are uncertain of the impact and devastation on the people of lower Mexico but are grateful that she has headed inland and has downgraded substantially, now only a tropical storm with winds in the 60 mph range as it heads towards Guadalajara and dissapating quickly.

Here in the bay we saw winds near 20 knots for most of the afternoon and night with gusts near 30 but all is well and this norther is predicted to calm later this afternoon. With that news and the dying of Patricia we are making plans to head a little farther south.  Most likely we will stay here today then move to the entrance of the Bay of Conception, Santo Domingo, tomorrow then on down to San Juanico on Monday.  I smell a lobster bbq coming on!  Last visit in San Juanico Nathan and I scored on two night dives putting almost 30 bugs in the freezer and on the barbie!  Speaking of food...Marne made here first home made pizza last night from scratch, making everything herself except for the dough.  Gracing the work of art was fresh garlic, tomatoes, poblano peppers, green olives, shitake mushrooms, chorizo salami, white cheese and an amazing, rich red sauce.  It was EXQUISITE! After the meal I was not happy with her because she caused me to seriously over eat!  Gonna have to swim a few extra times to the beach this morning to burn off those calories.

We have been enjoying runs on the beach and Marne has be joining with Virginia and Sherri on the other two boats for a daily paddleboard/women's pow wow.  Life is good in the cruising world!  We love you all and hope all is well back home.  Ciao for now.

SV Liahona
Bret and Marne

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