26 Mar Preparing for the South Pacific crossing
Food, food, food, shopping, shopping, stashing away. We have been stocking up on food to last us 3 months or more. Also, making sure we have maintenance items that may be needed for Maia. We have heard that it can be hard to find things until we get to Tahiti, which may take as long as 3 months. (Getting excited!)
Continuing to work on projects; putting together the ditch bag, storage for the V berth, re-marking chain, deck drain cleaning, sail inspections, rig inspection, store Jordon Drogue, install high water bilge alarm, defrost the fridge, find charts wanted for the South Pacific area, organize First Aid kit, make copies of documents. Sewing projects included; lee cloth, galley strap, screen repair, mesh container for settee storage. They all turned out great!
We are in La Cruz Marina. We took a break and spent about a week at the anchorage. We have really been enjoying it here. Meeting new friends (Small World, Borboleta), seeing old friends (Salt and Light, Aloha) and friends of friends. There has been lots of different talks; provisioning, suture class, weather, radio, circumnavigation…. Also, the Puddle Jump group has been meeting on Sunday morning. It has been good for dissemination of information! Thursday night movies, easy bus rides into Bucerias, Walmart, Mega, Soriana, Chedraui and the “Bee Store” that has spices, beans, nuts & seeds. The 8:30 morning net on 22, is really informative and helpful.
We have been tying up a bunch of loose ends, (including this blog). We expect to be leaving with the next weather window that could be any day!