|Good bye Pacific Northwest rain|
I left Victoria on a rainy October morning and flew into Hermosillo, Mexico. From there it was a two hour bus ride and a short cab ride to Kialoa. It was really hot in Guaymas. I was lucky enough to be greeted by cold beer and friendly faces on Searover II and Greybeard.
|Kialoa needed some cleaning up|
Guaymas had been hit by Hurricane Newton in September and there was extensive damage to the Marina Fonatur docks and sadly five boats sank during the storm. Luckily for me all the boats in the dry storage yard were fine and Kialoa was undamaged but in need of a good scrubbing. Did I mention it was really hot in Guaymas. So I got some work done in the morning and then it was 34 degrees inside the boat and hard to move so not as much got done in the afternoons. However I did have a bit of a deadline as my brother Jay was coming to sail with me for a couple of months and he needed a place to sleep. I had to get the cabin cleared up.
|Jays first day, trying not to get sunburnt|
|Searover II getting a face lift|
|Launch day for Kialoa. She has her fresh coat of bottom paint|
on and I am touching up the spots that could not be reached
when she was in the stands.
|Some of the reasons for not swimming in the water. In the background is an|
old abandoned factory that had a big fire one night and seemed to start up again
every night. The fire trucks would just come back every morning and put it out
|Just one of the large elaborate shrines built for the day of the dead|
|Mexican rock, who knew. It was good but very loud.|
|My tall skinny friend|
|Underway, blue sky and sunshine :)|