Friday, December 26, 2014

Spending time around La Paz

We had a lovely sail down to La Paz from Guaymas.  We made a few stops at some nice anchorages but we didn't go ashore as Malcolm has broken his foot again! Yep, last September he broke his left foot before we left Vancouver. It is his other foot this time!  He was working on some wiring in the ceiling in the boat and caught his foot when stepping down. The resulting crash broke a bone in his foot and now he has to keep weight off it for 6 weeks (3 more to go).  He started out with a regular cast but it didn't slow him down from working on various boat projects, so after 5 days it was falling apart. Now he has a nice sturdy boot for bashing around the boat and a pair of crutches for getting around off the boat.
Malcolm steering the boat while keeping his foot raised

We've had a lovely Christmas.  Both Heather and Zophia came down to visit!
Heather waiting for Christmas dinner on Falcon VII

Dina and Zophia enjoying the sunset from "the balcony"


A lot of the sailing friends we met last year are in La Paz for Christmas too, and we've met many more cruisers. One evening we hosted 13 people and 2 dogs in our cockpit! We were particularly happy to meet up with Rob and Deb again. Rob spent some time in Japan and he came to our boat and taught us how to make Okonomiyaki, one of his favourite dishes.. It was delicious!
Malcolm and Deb putting the toppings on the Okonomiyaki


We have more friends and family coming to visit us over the next few months so we'll be around La Paz for a while. It is easy for visitors to get to and there is great sailing throughout the islands in the marine reserve nearby.