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Sunday August 1st 2021
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I'm anchored just north of Isla San Rafaelito

I slept well again and got up at 0445. I weigh (probably) 217.6.  The boat motion made weighing difficult. BG is 5.8.

I checked BP after breakfast and coffee and get 132/82.  Pulse is 71.

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I'll return to La Paz today. Predictions are that I'll have following wind in the afternoon and three feet of water over datum to get me across the bar.

    

After a lot of swimming and unwrapping the rope from the prop I have quite a few scrapes and sores. I don't know where some came from but the abrasions from floating up against the hull on my head and shoulder I do.  Some may be stings or bites acquired when swimming.  Being a beekeeper I tend not to notice such things unless they are extreme.  However, there are two patches that look like burns, one on each arm. Strange.

This afternoon I let the air out of the dinghy pontoons and re-sealed the patch, plus did tree other patches and repaired a rip in a D-ring attachment.

Then I went snorkelling.  It was overcast but good just the same.

The water pressure pump has been running occasionally for no reason and I was suspecting a slow leak.  I see today that the hot water tank is seeping.  That is a $1000 item.  Maybe it can be fixed.

I'll be returning to town before long.  The wind that was promised never did show up.

I motored out from behind Isla San Rafaelito and set sail for La Paz.  At first I was sailing, but soon started the engine and proceeded at about four knots, kicking it up to five after a while.  My hull is a garden and the growth slows me down.

 

Looking under Baja Magic with the keel and prop partially in view. The hull (top half) has a thick growth of marine life and needs scraping regularly. A school of very small sergeant majors, a dominant type of fish hereabouts,  has found the accumulation interesting and is feeding off the accumulated plants and critters living there.

Initially I had in mind to cross the bar at The Magote for kicks but decided on taking my usual shortcut seeing as the distance from where I was was similar.  The shortcut is straightforward but the other route is winding and a bit tricky.

I crossed the bar with two feet to spare under the keel, motored in to Marina de La Paz and docked uneventfully.  It was about six by then.

I puttered around and watched some video.  I was feeling a bit edgy and felt like a drink.  I considered walking to the mini-super for tequila but remembered Richard had left two Tecate Red in the fridge and looked up the carbs.

I have had essentially zero carbs over past days so figured that a few might be beneficial so drank the beers. It was a different experience after the two-week drought.

I did some reading and watched more Blindspot, then went to bed around ten.

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Monday August 2nd 2021
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Tied up at the dock at Marina de La Paz

I slept well.  I was up for a few minutes at 0330 then slept through to 0530.It is 29°C (85°F) in the cabin now.

I weigh 215.6 this AM.

My weight continues to drop and I can feel the difference in my flexibility and movement.  Fourteen pounds is a considerable burden to carry around. Will weight loss continue at this pace?  One could wish but word is that the rate tapers off and it must.  At one or two pounds a day, I would disappear completely well before Christmas. (144 Days until Christmas)

BG is 5.5. BP is 128/73.Pulse is 65.These numbers are not too bad.  The systolic has been lower and they say it should be, but 128 is nothing to panic about.

I don't know what to think  of this BP device.  It is a wrist cuff, my preferred type.  I have not checked it against a medical grade device.  It seems reasonable consistent once I mastered it and gives me information I can compare to previous readings.  I assume it is reasonably accurate for my purposes.  Measuring BP is a bit of a crapshoot anyhow since it varies over the day so widely.

 

There is tropical storm activity south and west of here, but low probability that it will affect us in La Paz.

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I spent an hour catching up the diary, reading, and other small things.  Linda picks us up to drive to H Hotel for Cristy's birthday breakfast at 0945.

Linda picked us up and we drove to the party in centro.  The restaurant is on a hotel rooftop with a great view.

At the party I learned that having overstayed my visa I am eligible for a four-year residency application. Too bad I did not know that when my visa expired a month ago.  I doubt I have time left to complete the process if I leave a planned.

Sometime after noon, Linda dropped  Vicki and me at MLP. Vicki had promised to look at the air conditioner that Jack left with me so she came to the boat.

The divers came and cleaned my hull and Vicki brought her dinghy over for a scrape as well.

We took the AC apart and tested it again.  It did not cool.  We then decided to go shopping. I called Uber and we went to Chedraui Colima and later rode back to MLP with Didi.  I put my groceries away, then we walked to the nearby mini super. Vicki wanted cigarettes and I wanted tequila.

We stopped at Sea Mar along the way and I got more epoxy.  When paying, my debit card was refused for lack of funds but when I checked there should have been enough.  Moreover, I had transferred money in last week but it seems it has yet to arrive.

Once back at  Baja Magic we sat in the cockpit and had a few shots and forgot about the AC seeing as it was about 100 degrees by then.

Vicki left and I had a siesta.

I'm not very hungry these days so I had a bit of cheese for supper.  After, I did some research and browsing until bedtime at ten.

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..."The reality is that, according to data from the Public Health Agency of Canada, the COVID case mortality rate for patients with one dose is 0.0027% and 0.0018% for those who are double vaxxed. That’s about on par with the seasonal flu.

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Tuesday August 3rd 2021
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Tied up at the dock at Marina de La Paz

I slept well but sweated a lot and had leg cramps at about three AM.  I awoke with stiff fingers but no congestion. I got up at 0635.

Leg cramps are a known issue with keto, so maybe I have entered ketosis. Hard to say. One thing I notice is that tequila seems to lower my blood sugar.  I'll have to stick to two drinks, though.

I weigh 215.8 and BG is 4.7

I had steak and eggs for breakfast and coffee. I'm a bit groggy today.  Hope that passes.

I have most of today before I should head out.  I have promised to be out snorkelling with the usual bunch tomorrow.  I pick them up at Bahia Pichilingue around ten so I should go out this evening to be there in the morning without rushing. I could also go early tomorrow but it is a two-hour trip and I would have to leave by eight.  We'll see. Winds are good either time and sandbar clearance is great today and just okay tomorrow morning..

The chance to get Mexican residencia temporal is tempting but may not be the best course of action.  The residencia temporal would grant me many of the rights of Mexican citizens but costs $650 US and applying now means I might have to stay until the process completes which could take weeks--or longer.

I have been away from The Old Schoolhouse too long and also Cooper Boating wants me there to do instruction.

Tourist visas are cheap at $30 CAD for six months and have worked fine so far.  Overstaying does not seem to be a serious misdemeanour.

I see a new depression forming (yellow) but it is too early to predict where it will go or if it is a threat.

It's 1130 and I spent the past few hours putting a grey cover coat on dinghy patches, patching the main water leak in the dinghy floor seam, and washing Baja Magic inside and out.  I'm  now waiting on a call to discuss the application for a temporal.  At this point I am thinking I should just rely on tourist visas but I should at least investigate.  If I can apply and leave, that would be perfect.. 

My main concern is that there is a continuing effort worldwide to get everyone vaxxinated and the more I learn the less that prospect appeals to me. I'm afraid I might not be able to travel in future.  Being a resident of Mexico should get me in regardless.

I don't intend to be vaxxed. AFAIK I already have had the WuWHOFlu and should have a serological test to prove it. I've read a lot and watched videos of well-credentialed people expressing concerns about the vaxxines. This video in particular impressed me. Cv19 autopsy report.  Is this guy a fake?

I heard from Chris and will see if I can get a four-year temporal. If I can. I will.

At four-thirty I untied and left for the bays. I had good wind right from the marina on and crossed the bar under sail at four knots and with two fee to spare.  From there it was a beam reach at up to seven knots. Having a clean hull makes a big difference.

I anchored at Punta Colorado and see the forecast is for SW winds all night, so it will not be a still night here.

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I baked some chicken, watched Netflix for an hour or two and went to  bed at ten-thirty.

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Wednesday August 4th 2021
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At anchor sheltered north of Punta Colorado

I woke at 0555 with a leg cramp and got up for the day.

It is overcast and cool, at 27°C.  Here's hoping the sun comes out because snorkelling is much better with bright sunlight. The tides will be up two feet so the shallows will be swimmable.

I have to be at Bahia Pichilingue by ten.  It is three sea miles away so takes less than an hour start to finish. 

BG is 5.3. Can't weigh due to wave motion.

The day was completely overcast and looked unpromising but the wind was right so, after breakfast, I raised anchor and sailed to Bahia Pichilingue. Along the way I encountered a rain shower, something quite unusual around here where the days are almost invariably sunny.

Linda, Mack and Reiner were the only people waiting on the beach.  I ferried them aboard and we set out for an undetermined location.  We decided on the northwest point at the entry to Caleta Lobos and anchored there.  We all had a good snorkel in spite of the dull skies and slightly murky water.  Linda saw a nudibrance which made her day.

We had lunch, then moved on to Isla El Merito which is my all-time number one go-to snorkel spot and it was fantastic swim.  Maybe the best ever her.  The Sea of Cortez is truly the world's aquarium and today's swim was like being in an aquarium.  I watched n octopus for twenty minutes and saw maybe a dozen new species of fish. My last attempt wit the GoPro had been so disappointing that I had not taken it.  Too bad.

We returned to Pichilingue at five and I ferried them ashore, then had supper, tidied and spent time reading.  At dusk I raised the dinghy and checked the depth.  It looked marginal but I figured it might pass although the tide was predicted to drop four feet by two AM.

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Thursday August 5th 2021
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Anchored at Playa Pichilingue

Around two I felt a bump and knew the tide had dropped to where my keel tapped the sea bottom as waves moved the boat up and down. I got up.

My right hip was sore, making movement uncomfortable but I was able to get around without too much pain. 

 When lifting the dinghy last night I momentarily did the splits when the dinghy moved away from the swim platform and I guess I pulled a muscle

Unlike a similar previous occasion decades back I did not feel a muscle tear so assumed/hoped I would not suffer any consequences.  No such luck. I hope this is short-term.

I took aspirin and went forward.  I could move the boat to anew location, but figured that maybe I could just take in some chain. I had 125 feet out in shallow water with a hard sand bottom so I took in 50 feet and checked my depth.  The gauge that had read zero feet under the keel was now showing two feet plus and it was now low tide so I went back to bed and slept until six.

When I awoke, the hip was worse so I found my ibuprofen and took 500 mg. Ibuprofen has worked well for me for back pain so I hope it will mitigate this.

BP is 126/73Pulse65.  BG is 5.3.  Can't weigh due to boat motion.

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I could not hear the net this morning but shortly after, Chris called to say I can get the temporary in a matter of several days, but his contact in the ministry says I should get the permanent residency and she can assist so I am waiting on her call.

I have not met Chris but he has been to darts and is going tonight so I may return to town, especially if the wind takes me that way.  Meantime i am thinking of returning to El Merito to swim, but this time with my GoPro.  I assume I can swim?

At nine, the hip is no better but maybe moving around will help.

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1015: Time to move.  I'll go to El Merito.

I'm disturbed today.  I spoke with Olivia and can get a four-year temporal in a week, but the cost is 19,000 pesos or $1,122 CAD. 

Is it worth it and the chance of something falling through? What are the advantages over just getting $30 tourist visas each trip here. $1,122 covers 9 trips a year and I just realized that the airline charges for the FMM in the airfare.  Maybe this is not such a great idea after all.

I arrived at Isla El Merito and anchored close by.  I went down and did some work and after a while I heard voices. Two tour pangas had anchored nearby and swimmers were snorkelling. This quite unusual.

After a while I went in and swam around the island with my camera.  By the time I was back, they were gone.

Today was not half as good as yesterday but still was very good.  I took a lot of footage by the water was murky and the footage is washed out.  I have hopes of improving the brilliance with software but probably not soon.

I spent some time after considering the temporary residency but am thinking I should apply for permanent.

I'll head for La Paz around three-thirty.  It is two-thirty now. Darts is at seven and i intend to go.

It is week until I should be gone and I worry about getting this visa done in time.  I'll need it to come back and be screwed if I don't have it.

I should leave as soon as Monday and I have decided to make departure easy.  I won't do any extra things like get sail or bimini repairs ordered. I'll assume that I'll be back at the  end of October although that is hard to guess with the current authoritarian governmental lunacy in Canada and the US.

My pains have subsided but may simply be masked by the 800 mg (2 X 400 mg) of ibuprofen. I took 400 at seven, with another 400 at eight.  I'm still hobbling a bit so maybe I'll take one more now. Okay.  Done. I did.

Usual Adult Dose for Pain: Oral:
200 to 400 mg orally every 4 to 6 hours as needed
Maximum dose: 3200 mg/day (prescription strength); 1200 mg/day (over-the-counter)

It can take up to 24 hours to completely rid your system of ibuprofen, even though its effects generally last about 4 to 6 hours. According to the prescribing information, the ibuprofen half-life is about two hours.

The wind is picking up and it is going my way so maybe I should pack up and go.  I think I will.  Free fuel!

I sailed all the way back, crossing the sandbar once again, under sail.  I arrived just before a thunderstorm.  So far just rumbling and darkness, no rain.

My hip is still a bit tender but I am getting around well.  I'll be going to darts tonight.  Vicki needs some of my epoxy to seal a tank. Meantime I'm going to look into booking flights.

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I walked (limped) over to La Costa and joined the group.  Everyone was very glad to see me so I'm glad I went.  At nine, Christy drove me back to MLP and I went to bed shortly after

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Friday August 6th 2021
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Tied up at the dock at Marina de La Paz

I'm up at 0520 and feeling 100% (+/-).  My hip is almost normal.  I only took the three ibuprofen yesterday and they got me though.

I travel with an assortment of OTC remedies and having them at hand is very handy.  Aspirin, ibuprofen, Transderm, and, of course, Imodium have come in very handy.  Antihistamines, too.

I weigh 215.6, BG is 5.5.

My trip to Canada may be affected by a border services strike. Oh! Canada!  What a mess.

I started the day cleaning out my inbox.  I used to Use Firefox exclusively for all my email and that made management easy but then I got to using the Gmail web interface. With this approach a lot of deadwood accumulates.  So, I opened FF and sorted by sender, dates, etc. and was able to delete ten or twenty items at once. My inbox still has 2163 items, though.  It'll take more work.

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It's eleven and I spent the morning until now researching flights and finally settled on the 14th.  That is later than I wanted but I got a great deal on an eight-hour flight that does not go through Vancouver. I stop in Denver, but that is okay.

I had hoped to visit Jon on the way back but that seemed too difficult with several points at which I might be turned back. This one should be trouble-free. 

Now I have to waste time and money getting a PCR test, which, as we should know, is non-specific for viruses and hoaxed us into this 'pandemic' by being run at too high a Ct and by picking up colds and flu and identifying them as covid.

I used the blood pressure cuff and got 117/73 72  131/72 71 & 128/73.  I don't know what to think.  Should I keep it?

I had a great siesta and then wasted more time trying to track down the best place to get the right type of covid test to get back into Canada.

Then I cooked some chicken thighs.

I rediscovered the oven a while back.  I had never used it in the four years I owned the boat until recently.  I discovered I prefer to roast my chicken. Even with 90°+F days, fans keep the oven heat from being bothersome.

At seven I walked to Estrella and spent an hour with the group before riding back to MLP with Richard and Linda.  My hip is much better. 

Apparently Blindspot is no longer on Netflix so I watched Bosch on Amazon Prime and went to bed a little after midnight.

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Much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes, tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness.
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Saturday August 7th 2021
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Tied up at the dock at Marina de La Paz

I'm up at 0635, feeling fine.

It is time to set up a schedule for departure preparations. I have a week now and things to arrange. 

Then I expect to spend Thursday and Friday sorting and packing and taking down sails and bimini and stowing everything.  Wednesday we plan to snorkel again. 

Once back in Canada I may well have to quarantine for two weeks.

Sorting what to take and what to leave is always time-consuming and I need to document what I leave so I don't bring duplicates next trip. 

I want to be completely ready to go by Saturday morning and not rushing at the last minute the way I was last time.  Last time I forgot my laptop and had to have Neil send it to me.


The coming ten days with my Saturday departure marked.

The coming week looks pleasant but with thunderstorms Tuesday and Wednesday, I wonder about snorkeling.

A depression is forming down south but at this point could build or die and could go anywhere.

At nine, I took my sleeping bag to the marina Laundromat and asked the  attendant the cost of washing it.  She said 70 pesos ($4.38 CAD) and it will be ready at one. I said  okay and left it with her.

I notice I still hobble a bit but my hip is almost 100%. 

Now I am back aboard trying to organise my thoughts. I have a few things to do in town but could be out anchored somewhere and swimming later today.

I guess not. I called Hector about my bimini and he says he will come by later today. So, I'll stick around.

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Did The CDC Director Just Accidentally Admit That Vaccination Passports Are Futile?

..."The Director of the CDC made an important admission during an interview today on CNN. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky stated the vaccine does not prevent COVID-19 infection, nor does it stop the vaccinated person from transmitting the infection or the delta variant.

..."According to the CDC TODAY, both the vaxxed and non-vaxxed person walking into a restaurant, store, group, venue or workplace present the exact same risk to other people there, so how does the presentation of proof of vaccine make any difference?

Fully-vaccinated people who catch Delta Covid strain may be JUST as infectious as the unjabbed

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The numbers do not lie

2021-08-06 Analysis of all-cause mortality by week in Canada 2010-2021 by province age and sex

There was no COVID-19 pandemic and there is strong evidence of response-caused deaths in the most elderly and in young males

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My sleeping bag was ready at one. I walked up to get.  It was nicely done and bagged and I am glad I did not have to wash it myself by hand.

So far, I have made two accomplishments today: My sleeping bag, and calling Hector and calling Danny.  I guess that makes three.  These three were all things I have been putting off since they seemed difficult.

I have a few other things to do in town and then I'll go out anchoring again.

Here is something new.  'Kevin' is a tropical storm predicted to become a hurricane by Monday but to then move west over the Pacific.  There is still another system forming behind him.  This the time of year.  Odile came in September 2014 and did a lot of damage.

Remembering Hurricane Odile

Baja's Hurricane History

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At two I lay down for a siesta and woke an hour and fifteen minutes later.

I realised I'm putting myself under pressure to leave for others, not myself.  I'm happy here, but Colin wants me back to teach and my mother asks , too. I also worry about taking advantage of my neighbours.

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Hector came by at 7:30 and we agreed that he will alter my bimini so I can remove the windows when I like.

I  had eggs for supper,did some reading, and watched Bosch until bedtime.

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Sunday August 8th 2021
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Tied up at the dock at Marina de La Paz

I'm up at 0535.

I watching and listening to Daniel Amerman and noticed a BMI table.  Apparently, along with anxiety disorders, and a long list of factors, obesity is a significant risk factor for the WuWHOFlu. So I wondered. 

I have assumed i am obese but the tables put me on the line between obese and overweight.  What is really obvious to me is that these tables using weight and height do not consider the amount of muscle vs. the amount of fat on a person.  Seems to me that two very different people could rank the same, one being  big-boned with muscle and a someone with a slighter build and a lot of flab. So is BMI a reliable measurement?  Just sayin'.

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After breakfast I called to owner of Afroessa the boat with the broken stern light and agreed to meet him there at 0845 to size up installing the new light.


Allen,

Does it seem like you have found a new tribe of folks down there? I am curious what happens when the boating/cruising retirees become frail? Are there apartments in town like Northern retirement communities and is there personal care assistance available?

I have been reading your diary for years and it seems that you have been having more fun and a better social life lately. When you get the need for solitude you just head out on the boat. I suppose the same kind of lifestyle is available in Canada - but without the good weather?

Just musing. I still enjoy reading the minutiae of your daily living.

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Yes. there are various facilities for the aged of various means and many healthy and mobile older cruisers live in houses and apartments in town.

In fact many of my friends are not living on boats but are cruisers.  Some are Mexicans.

Hiring local assistance is affordable and good medical facilities are available. Doctors make house calls and give out their cell numbers... and they actually answer calls.

After becoming less mobile, many expats move back north to be with family but just as many die here. After all, Mexico is home.

I went over to Afroessa and we looked at the job.  I went home to charge my drill and we agreed I can do the job at my convenience, probably tomorrow morning.

I went back to BM and began sorting. This not a hard job, just one I have been putting off.

I have kept odd things left over from projects and they just take space.  I'll never use them so I took some up to the  giveaway table and they were gone in a matter of moments as I chatted with Andrew.

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It is hot in the boat but not bad up top. At 1330 I felt quite dry from the sorting and walked up to look for some beer (yes, beer).

The Calypso tienda in the marina had no 5-gallon jugs of water or any beer yesterday. I had asked, "¿Cuando? He had said "¿Lunes?

I went in anyways and asked "¿No hay agua ni cerveza? The attendant say "Lo siento"

My nearby mini super, La Palmar at Encinas y Topete was closed so I walked two more blocks to the SiX on Calle Mariano Abasolo y Antonio Navarro run by a Cuban couple who often engage me in conversation and always mention Cuba. (In Mexico Cuba is respected as a fellow Latin country and Mexico sends aid.)

Along the way I stopped at a roadside restaurant/cantina and had a Modello Negra.

On reflection, I realised that in Vancouver I would be sitting at a pretentious, expensive bar, served by some metrosexual millennial and paying $7 CAD, minimum, and maybe $12.  Here I was served by someone's mom and paid 50 pesos ($3 CAD) including tip.

At the SiX I bought six Tecate Roja and walked back to Baja Magic through my old neighbourhood on Calle Antonio Navarro.

Back at BM, I continued sorting and drank beer.

After supper, I watched the rest of season seven of Bosch and went to bed around nine.

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Monday August 9th 2021
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I'm up at 0400.

My various wounds from swimming in nature have mostly healed now. Several are still open but most have healed. I still don't know when or where I got the stings or scrapes other than when I untangled the rope from the prop but I had welts all over.  That is a good argument for wearing a rash guard. Lightweight full body lycra suits protect from such insults and the sun, and moderate the water temperatures.

BG is 5.2 and weight is 215.5.

Today would have been Ellen's 77th birthday. She has been gone eight years now.  I still dream of her sometimes.

Today I plan to do some shopping and more sorting.  Maybe I'll go out to anchor tonight. We'll see.

Roger, a client from last year wrote me saying they want to do a similar trip again this year, but on a powerboat.  Our trip last year was from August 19th to 23rd.  I can't make it to BC by then if I am under home arrest for two weeks on arrival.

This morning I got an offer from Sue to crew with her and her daughter on the FACS one-week cruise starting September 12th, seeing as both my boats are booked for that time slot.  My calendar is filling up.

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I walked over to Afroessa and replaced the stern light I had broken. The job was straightforward and took about an hour.

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After ten, I walked over to the Ferre Mar on Revolution de 1910.  They did not have what I need so I rode to Chedraui. I needed more food and cockroach control. From there, I went back to BM, put the food away, and had a long siesta.

Next, I tried to reserve a shuttle for Saturday online.  The website did not work as is so often the case so I rode Didi to the terminal and bought one there.

From there, I walked to the downtown Ferre Mar on Calle 16 de Septiembre and bought a set of fins and walkd the two kilometres home.

I am still hobbling.  The hip is still not 100%. 

I keep forgetting what a great town this is for walking. I should walk more often but seem to get stuck on and around the boat when in town.

I got back to MLP around seven. I had thought of going out to anchor today but maybe tomorrow.

I did some reading and went to bed just after nine.

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