It was a decent 47 hour hop from La Paz to Mazatlan. We got in about 10 hours of sailing. We were entertained by Manta Rays emerging randomly from the depths of the ocean. They would leap out about 6 feet from the surface and go back down. Quite a sight and sort of hard to believe that our eyes were not deceiving us or playing tricks. The three of us were witnesses to the crazy event and have the sight in our memories rather than in photo form. We will be better prepared with a camera next time we are out. Also, we were graced by a full moon, clear skies, and calm seas. Yes, a decent trip, indeed.
|Unbrella.....rain or shine|
Friday, December 5th, 08:00,we tied up in slip C4 at El Cid Marina. We called our family at the resort five miles away and made arrangements to meet with them after showers and breakfast. Normally we would have taken the day to rest and regroup, however, this was their last day in Mazatlan and we were excited to see them here. So, as Wendy suggested, we hailed a pulmonia and had one of the most enjoyable taxi rides we might ever experience.
It was a 5 mile, 60 peso ride to the beautiful resort of Pueblo Bonita. I have to say that Wendy and Kelly made a pretty good choice of time share property.
Shortly after arrival Kelly took Bucket to the pool, they were just going to "look at it." Bucket doesn't get near water and just "look at it." He was in the pool in seconds with all clothes still on. Okay, so that prompted the adults to go to the room (which was four flights of stairs) and get on their suits so that they could enjoy the pool as well. Long story short, Bucket slipped on the steps and (as he says) BOOM! He received his right of passage chin injury that will lead to a permanent scar for a story later in his life. We held the gash together the best that we could with the bandages we had. Bucket swam for the rest of the day, much less affected by the accident than his parents. He made a new friend, and played with "U.K"(Uncle Kelly) and Aunt Thelma in the pool for another 6 hours.
We had a lovely day with our family. Wendy is a beautiful, gracious, and generous hostess. We had a delightful dinner, said our "See you soon's," and caught a pulmonia back to Velvet Sky.
|A gift shark from "U.K."|
|A New Friend. Meet Una.|
|A fine photo. Una becomes one of the family :)|