Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Years to All

We are still in Bahia Los Frailes, which is about 100 nautical miles south of La Paz. It is a wonderful bay, with a beautiful big beach, snorkeling, hiking, fishing etc. There is a Mexican fish camp on the beach, and an American/Canadian camp just down the beach and in the scrub. We've met a bunch of retirees who spend their winters here as it is such a lovely place. And that is it. Definitely a change from the hell hole that is Cabo.

We discovered that the Campers have a farmers market every Sunday. It is small, and supplies are limited (you have to be fast), but last week we scored some bacon, chicken (yup, from the back of a pick up truck - gotta love Mexico), and lots of fruit and veges. We may never have to leave!

You'll notice that there are no photos accompanying this blog post. Our internet connection won't support doing blog updates (we can barely get email in and out) so we are sending this from our HF (ham) radio. It is basically a dial up connection so pictures are a no no. We'll update the blog with photos when we get to La Paz in a week or two.

We'll be here for at least another 5 or 6 days as there is another "Norther" coming through starting tomorrow. Northers are strong NW winds that blow directly down the Sea. It is virtually impossible to travel north when a Norther is blowing. We spent 1.5 hours in one on the way here, and it was mighty unpleasant. Unfortunately when one blows, it blows for 4-7 days. We'll stay put until this next one blows itself out, then will move north towards La Paz. Nothing like forced relaxation. It feels good to stay in one spot though, after moving for the last 3 months.

We just wanted to wish everyone a very Happy New Year! Please excuse us if we haven't emailed you directly, but we will be thinking of you nonetheless. Have a wonderful evening, and we wish you all the best for 2015!

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