Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving from beautiful Ensenada Grande, BCS!

The Group on Turkey Day

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone back home and around the world!  Although we are missing family we are surrounded by our cruising family here in Ensenada Grande on Isla Partida just 15 or so miles north of La Paz.  There are about 10 boats anchored here and most of us are gathering on the beach around 2:30pm for a Thanksgiving dinner, cruiser style.  We do have turkey, potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffing, green beans with bacon, home made rolls, pumpkin bars, Kahlua brownies (our specialty) and who knows what else.  For tables we have the paddle boards sitting on top of buckets in the sand.  It should be a party.

 You like our fine dining table?

 Not bad for a Thanksgiving on the beach.

 Bret and Sheri from SV Cake

Dan from SV Dazzler providing some entertainment

This morning we held the first annual Ensenada Grande Turkey trot, attended by three of us.  The event was complete with numbered bibs and a special rock found along the way for the winner.  Actually it wasn't much of a race and not really a run.  It was more like a rock scramble to the top of the mountain at the head of the bay, probably about 1000 vertical feet above the anchorage.  It culminated on top of the hill where there is a cross placed there in memory of a family from Colorado who lost several members of their family to various accidents over the last few years and who visit here and climb the hill annually to remember them.  More on that possibly in another post.

 The 3 participants, hoping for more next year!

 On top at the memorial

The views from atop the hill looking down upon the boats in the anchorage were nothing short of amazing and worthy of any postcard you have ever seen.  As we gazed below at the Liahona and the other boats we were truly grateful for the life that we are blessed to live and the great people that we cross paths with and share various frames with of the film of our life that is being produced every day in this beautiful country.  We hope that wherever you are and whomever you are with you enjoy the simplicity and beauty of the moment.  Smile, enjoy and be present for every breath, they are all gifts.  We love you all and send our hugs and love from south of the border.

SV Liahona
Bret and Marne

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