Our overnight to Cedros Island marks our 3rd month of cruising; we are still toddlers and count the month instead of the year for this part of our life. During our short overnight, we had an overall nice and easy sail with good winds, the catamaran loves 120 degree angle of wind or 180 wing on wing, and we got it nearly all the way! But the best for them is when they are on the road, 13 knots over the ground, that what we call *rapido*… What you don’t believe me? Here is the proof on screen. The Gps played silly for 10 minutes and then came back to normal after.
On our arrival, Valerie in her best Spanish got us the authorization from the harbor master to anchor in. No need for a word of English, very impressive. We discovered a small village of 1000 people, the port is in full renovation and the city is getting paved road.
If you see the whale you win a kiss, come and get it.
The village seems to live off a little fishing and some tourism but really not much more. To our disbelief, we still noticed the flat screen TV and the electric Jeep for the kids. Those are compliments of the “rich” relatives in the States, no doubt, and the dead giveaway is the Sky parabolic dish on the roof instead of the local one. But before our short hike, we were involved in much dreaded activity, you might have guessed? The Jabsco pump from the kids’ bathroom! This one had not been flushed properly and got “clogged” faster… Let’s just say that for the next few weeks Benjamin saw his turn for dishwashing greatly increased, quite the privilege! They had been warned, they won the lottery. Talking of money, here is the summary of our expense for the last three months.
|$ 1,832||$ 644||$ 267||$ 300||$ 288||$ 126||$ 147||$ 60|
|$ 5,631||$ 1,035||$ 348||$ 144||$ 288||$ 359||$ 163||$ –||$ 18||$ 14||$ 2,600||$ 662|
|$ 1,750||$ 425||$ 352||$ 250||$ 100||$ 456||$ 15||$ –||$ 19||$ 42||$ –||$ 4||$ 88|
September was no very real, Oct was exceptional due to insurance and being in the states, November is getting more sustainable in the long run. Yes, I still have some excel files working, can’t just quit cold turkey!!!!