Sailors Run reporting in from Santiago Bay/Manzanillo, Mexico. 2/26/15.
“What a Life”, we are pretty sure it doesn’t get much better than what we have been experiencing lately. The weather has been perfect; the Beach here in Santiago/Manzanillo has lots to offer, not only is it 3 -miles long with most of it lined with great Palapas and restaurants.
We also have David Weber singing twice a week at the Oasis bar on the beach. David Weber is not only one of the best singers around but is also a top Elvis Presley Impersonator. Oh yes, and Debbie loves singing with him when allowed by the Owner of the restaurant, whom at times seems very unreasonable and confused.
We have been very fortunate this year as we have had the honor of spending time with a great bunch of cruisers, not to mention being able to meet old friends that have traveled here by other means and rented Penthouses, where we have had the pleasure of enjoying that life style as well.
Debbie’s birthday was a blast, celebrated at our favorite Palapa “Ramada La Jaiva”. It was truly heartwarming to watch the anchorage fill up as our friends arrived from other places to join in the festivities. There were more than 25 people in attendance and you can bet they had fun as Debbie was ready to dance sing and party along with anyone that cared to join in. The Palapa went all out decorating the tables with their best linens and myself along with David and Alison off the boat Freedom, spent our morning decorating blowing up balloons and hanging, Happy Birthday greetings all over the tables and umbrellas. Debbie was very touched by her many great friends that showed up.
We also took a bus trip with friends John & Dee to the town of Colima and Comala where the Famous Volcano has been blowing up & spewing almost everyday,it was a site to see.
The preparation for the circumnavigation is coming along fine; most recently Debbie has made me a new bean bag chair for my comfort in the cockpit while underway. It is somewhat unusual as the seat part is separated by a seam between it and the back part, “Works Great” We have determined that the Mizzen sail must be replaced as it has started to show its age after 7-years of heavy sailing and it is the first sail to go up on our boat and the last one to come down.
I have eight more months before the journey begins.
In a couple of days we will start working south with stops at Isla Grande, Acapulco, Huatulco, and then Puerto Madero for hauling out and paint on the first of April.
Debbie will be posting photos to the blog www.sailorsrun.com
We love to hear from you, Your Amigos, Jeff &Debbie