I want you to look carefully at this tree. It is full of pelicans. Proving that they grow on trees! Crazy Mexicans and their GMO pelicans growing on trees! Who knew.
Beyond that it was time to inflate the dingy and exercise the outboard. I just replaced a little rubber boot on the carburator last week. And today it would not start. Pfft!
I spent some time thinking about it and the unavoidable conclusion was that I screwed something up when I replaced that boot.
After some investigation I discovered that there are two ways to reassemble the needle valve slide. I picked the wrong one. But quick fix and touring the marina was great exercise! (For the equipment…)
Tonight the kids on the boats in the marina took over a local restaurant. They cooked, waited tables, everything. Chris notes the ribs are great.
In the tiny 1500-population village of San Pancho (about 15 miles from La Cruz de Huanacaxtle in Mexico) we joined an estimated 1000 people marching in support of women’s rights and in protest over the new US president.
It would appear a great force for positive change has been awakened. Stay motivated Sisters!
Yay! Hull repairs complete and watermaker reinstalled in its bilge home. No parts leftover! Well… a couple extra screws maybe…
Drinking to the health of the Oldsmobile 442.
We met in 1991. It’s been quite a run. She brought me to WA in 1993 and towed my 66 VW bus full of all my happy crap from Ohio. But now it is time for her to run down somebody else’s road.
Nancy and I are shrinking our world down to the size of a sailboat. And the Olds does not float. We had a photoshoot today for the auction. I drove her around today in the 30 degree weather. Thank God for the sun! What a blast to drive! Yes I had the heater on full.
Long may she run.