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Visiting San Carlos and Environs
Our new friends and fellow cruisers, Rich and Sue, took pity on the transportation-less Wings crew and took us for a brief tour of the local area. We ended with a quick lunch at a local hot spot, the Soggy Peso.
Conni and our good friend, Hector Morales pose. We met Hector when he agreed to varnish the cap rail along the boat's edge: Conni's sitting on his work. Since we spoke enough Spanish to converse, we became friends. Hector loaned us the air conditioner that made life bearable for the first week in San Carlos. Hector works very hard and is a family man: he and his wife have put a few kids through college.
This photo was taken inside the starboard seat locker. When we installed the autopilot, we cut out the bottom of this locker, leaving the official ship number. As it turned out, I was able to place the antenna tuner on top of a stringer and attach it with my usual epoxied bolt strategy. It's very well protected yet accessible.
This image shows the lengths that one reach to prevent water intrusion into the electronics. Both cable connections (the white is RG213 coax and the black is the control cable) have been wrapped in coax sealer then sealed again with a layer of coax sealer. I'm amazed at the level of protection but have begun to appreciate how important it is.
A tiny beach seen from a scenic overview. Lovely water, isn't it? This coastline was included in the ten most rugged coastlines in the western hemisphere. Not a nice place for a lee shore!
Las Tetas de Cabra, the goat tits, seen from the opposite direction as you have seen from the harbor. These lovely beachs are almost deserted since it's pre-season and too hot.
Conni in her new sun hat, Richard, and Sue. Rich and Sue are our friends from Dream Ketcher. Their boat is a Pearson ketch (two masts), hence the clever play on the name.
Clear, warm water beckons. It's deep quickly and one of the most rugged coasts in the world.
Mexicans are NOT lazy! When the opportunity appears to make some dollars from the tourists, they immediately set up shop to sell home-made trinkets, home-made food and drink, and other oddments. In Mexico one needs "no stinkin' permits!"
Well, here we are. Its's a typical beach bar but it's history and good-natured staff make it famous.
Soggy Peso from the beach. Not a bad view!
Our home in San Carlos: B dock. Wings has the second from last mast on the right.
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