Any time we can get a chance to get out on the water, we go. This was a Shelby day. The waters were calm and a perfect day to just hang out on the water a little while and see if we could get a fish to bit. We usually always take a fishing rod along but we are no match to the mate on the Sum Beach, Flaco. Flaco hauled in a huge mahi and shared his expertise at making fish balls on the grill. All I can say is melt in your mouth good!
We continue to enjoy hanging out at the Hole with all our friends. This day we caught the eels in the rocks and Dee brought along chicken hawk and caught these spectacular views of the Hole, the area, and our friends boat The Solution leaving the The Hole.
Sometimes on a beautiful calm morning, we just take Journey out to float in the calm waters and drink our coffee. This was one of those special mornings when we could just float and take in the scenery.
We celebrated Dee’s birthday in Mexico with a Carrot cake and a few friends. Of course, singing a round of Happy Birthday. Anyone who sang received Cake! We also took off on Metallica to explore Tulum and has it changed since we last visited in 2017. So grown up and full of so much traffic. We explored the coastline and took some great pictures. We also road up to a little community Macario Gómez and walked around the little community. We headed back to Tulum to try and spend the night but this is when we learned that I booked the wrong day. OPPS! But they were gracious and didn’t charge us.
Next Birthday was Cathy’s birthday, and we celebrated with a day on the beach and an afternoon out on Journey. The last birthday in November was Landon’s which of course we celebrated at Tradewinds with a Modelo Cake and lots of Modelo to drink.
All our friends joined us at Lattitudes and Landon supplied the fish to have a farewell dinner before we head home for the holidays. We will miss all our friends.
When we were home in September for Lilia’s birthday, two charter catamarans burned in the marina. We were not here to see it and how the initial clean-up went to save the dolphins and as much of the sea life as possible, but we were back to watch as they spent weeks cutting these boats apart to haul them out in pieces or as you will see they got to the point they could tow the remainder to the boat ramp. The process used to bring what was left of the hull to the boat ramp was a small panga pulling the hull with plastic jugs and barrels as buoys. I am not sure you realize how difficult it is until you watch this 115 engine try to pull it through the water ( lots of water resistance). The guys in the water are trying to ensure she stays afloat. Opps she got stuck in the canal.
Take Two got her very close to our mooring ball. Yikes! We didn’t actually see it make it by our boat as the original plan was they pulled it back to its spot and probably cut more off, but we did see it out of the water later that day, so they were finally successful.
Boat work is ongoing. Dee sanded and protected our gangplank which is beautiful now and everyone compliments us on it, and he did some much-needed caulk work in the bathrooms. I pulled the ugly black treads off our interior steps and added the clear and we love the new look! Check it out in the video.
One beautiful evening as we sat on the front deck enjoying the calm waters and light winds, Dee put Chicken Hawk in the air….. Here are some more shots of the beautiful community we call home for now. Enjoy….
Carlos and his wife Daylin visit PA to check out the marina and the area before moving their Endeavour 44 Fat Cat to join us in Mexico. We will see them again…
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