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February 22, 2006 - Trip Update

The weather here in the Sea of Cortez has been warm with winds of 10 to 20 knots at times and seas of 2' to 3', sometimes a bit more.  We have been trying to catch up on some boat maintenance chores and hope to have a permanent fix on the watermaker filter next week.  We finally received the replacement filter lids at LaPaz so that is on the ToDo List.  All systems are working normally and no more breakdowns.

For the past month and a half, we have just been here in the LaPaz area, actually Isla Del Espiritu Santo (about a 30 minute dinghy run from LaPaz), on the hook and also made a couple cruises up the coast north of LaPaz.  None of the anchorages we have used have had good WiFi so we weren't able to update our site until now.  We just returned to LaPaz to pick up some supplies and the watermaker lids.

Unfortunately, we were unable to meet up with Brian and Tonya this time and we were all bummed out about that.  However, I'm sure there will be another time and they reported that they enjoyed their vacation very much.

We are enjoying this area very much and the temps are just about right.  However, it will get hotter as summer arrives so we are evaluating our air conditioning systems to make sure they will be adequate.  I think we will install a couple units to cool the main cabin and continue to use the present system for refrigerator, freezer and cooling the forward cabin areas at night.  That means I will have to pull the diesel furnace in the lazaret as that is the ONLY place I have to install the new A/C units and since they will be reverse cycle plus the fact that we intend to stay south with Dreamer, we won't need the furnace.

Trying to hook up with a good A/C man to help us with the install as I really don't want to do it.  I am meeting with a good possible tomorrow here in LaPaz so hopefully we can conclude the equipment list and get the job done by end of next month.

We still aren't sure whether to hang out here in the Sea of Cortez for the summer or head south and get into Costa Rica by end of May, June being the beginning of hurricane season.  We will have to decide around the beginning of April or so in order to have the time for a leisurely trip down the coast.  We would like to head up to San Carlos first though.  We shall see what happens.  One thing is sure, it gets HOT here in the Sea during summer.  So, on one hand we have hot and dry and on the other hand we have a little less hot and humid.  Tough call, but we do want to explore the islands off the coasts of Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama.  More later.....
 

Latest Fishing Activity:


January and February 2006 - We have been doing a little fishing and have caught more fish than we can eat so have done a bit of catch and release.  Quite a few Sierra, Bonito, and jacks, plus a couple Dorado and one tuna.  Not bad for the amount of fishing we have done which is mainly to keep food in the fridge.
 



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How to contact Bob and Kathy:
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