Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Amber on board!
The big excitement aboard Damiana is Amber's arrival yesterday! She arrived at the Loreto airport, the most beautiful young woman ever wearing her wide brimmed hat with bright eyes and a huge smile! Our friend, John, drove us there in his car to pick up Amber and then drove us to the small marina where our dinghy was parked after a brief stop to introduce Amber to Patricia. We left the Loreto roadstead with enough wind to sail almost all the way to Isla Coronado before the wind died and we motored the rest of the way into the anchorage. After we were anchored Amber asked if we could go to the beach, white sand and turquoise water luring her toward it. We lowered the dinghy and en route stopped by Interlude to introduce Amber to Peggy and Don. Peggy joined us for a nice beach walk, finding a few more treasures along the way.
Back at the boat with Peggy and Don, preparing pizzas for dinner, Diane and Bill from True Love came by and we all visited for about half an hour while I made the dough. After Diane and Bill left we made three grill-size pizzas, had margaritas and peach dump cake for dessert. Conversation non-stop until about 9 pm until all of us agreed it was time to quit, get some rest to get ready for the next day when bocce ball and crafts were among the activities.
A quick note to mention that the restaurant we went to last Friday with Interlude and Far Country was La Picazon, the best restaurant we've ever been to in Loreto -- maybe we'll go there with John and Patricia on our drive home. We spent Saturday and Sunday at anchor with Far Country and Interlude. Far Country is now headed north toward San Carlos after hugs and hopes for visits before next season -- but surely next season if not before! Today may be the last day we share an anchorage with Interlude, all these farewells indicate the season is ending and it's time to start heading toward home -- Damiana's home in La Paz, that is.