|Part of the San Evaristo herd, ready for action!|
|Curious kids at the old "Casa Grande" at Timbabiche|
|Town square, Agua Verde style|
|All kids love to see themselves in the digital cameras|
|Agua Verde market.|
|The refrigerated food aisle...old coolers on their sides, filled w/ ice and various cold food|
|Not sure of the exact translation, but we figured a "vampire steak" couldn't be TOO bad!!! (we were right!!!)|
|On the hike above the Isla San Francisco anchorage|
|Start of Steinbeck Canyon hike|
We continue to work on repair projects, confirming the reality that "cruising is getting to fix your boat in distant places". Yesterday the raw water pump in the refrigeration system packed it in. Happily we had a spare pump, and the repair went smoothly on this rather critical system!!! The anchor washdown pump also quit recently. Not as serious as refrigeration, but it's nice to be able to clean the mud and muck off the anchor and chain as it comes aboard. We also use it when cleaning fish on the aft deck. Happily it turns out to be just a bad pressure switch, but by jury rigging it to keep it on we can use the pump (carefully, so as not to blow up any hose connections down below!) It really is amazing how the wear and tear of constant use takes its toll on systems and gear, compared to using a boat intermittently on weekends and vacations. But its really just part of the challenge, and so far all has been manageable.
|Catch of the day...needlefish!|
We've been here in Puerto Escondido for the past few days, catching up with friends, using the internet, kayaking, hiking, and snorkeling. This part of the Sea has so many beautiful islands to explore, we indeed have our work cut out for us as we continue to journey north toware the Bahia de Los Angeles, where we plan to spend the heat of the summer during the hurricane season.