A few days after Christmas my friend Clint, from San Diego, came roadtripping down through Baja with his son and they stopped by La Paz to see us. We offered them bunk space on our boat for the night but during our wanderings downtown Clint found a hotel he had to stay at.
For about $35 they stayed at a very memorable hotel. Bargains are all over Mexico! Our wanderings took us down to the malecón and back to the boat.
We were anchored outside Costa Baja where we visited with our new friends, David and Kinyon from S/V Sheldon 2. We were introduced by our friend Jill from back in San Diego since we’re all Navy Yacht Club San Diego members. It was great to hang out at the pool and help them with boat projects.
We rode the shuttle bus from Costa Baja downtown to celebrate Liam from Riki Tiki Tavi’s 10th birthday party with the twins from Yare and Rumi and Martin from Ballena.
We spent a quiet New Year’s Eve Aboard Astraea enjoying our final sunset of 2015 in the cockpit as a family.
The next day we went ashore to Tallares Navales Bercovich, the boatyard next to Costa Baja. Ashore we checked on S/V Coconutz for Eric and Jaime. Coconutz told me she was tired of being dirty and wanted to be back in the water cruising with her friends. Eric and Jaime plan to sail Coconutz up the Sea of Cortez to Puerto Peñasco in June.
Happy New Year from the crew of Astraea!