Hi Gang! We're in Mexico!
We're pretty happy to be in Mexico and quite happy to not be sailing a wounded cat!
Mexico, with NAFTA and it's close proximity to Canada and the USA, has loads of the things we've gone without for the past year... It sounds funny to say, but things like Peanut Butter, or Mayonnaise, or even Butter for bread, were simply non existent in Cuba, and now we can treat ourselves to these delicacies! Lol!
Sometimes it's the small things that make you Smile the biggest!
We've seen a lot of the Caribbean, from top to bottom and then some, and one thing we continually ask our selves is; "Where would we potentially like to settle down...?"
We loved so many of the vastly different island countries we've dropped anchor at along the way... The French islands with the amazing French food found on the islands of Martinique or Guadeloupe in the leeward and windward chain, The Spanish influence of the Dominican Republic, the Indian influence felt in Trinidad or Tobago, the incredible back in time feel of Cuba...
We're not the only ones asking this question, we hear other sailing cruisers asking themselves the same question. Which country... which Island... would be someplace we could call home for more than just a few months...
A cruising sailor's life is a transient one, and a place to become extra familiar, a place we have time to really get to know and a place to make some friends, is something we crave from time to time, and it's definitely a big part of our end game...(whatever that looks like lol!)
So from time to time we find ourselves searching for that perfect, or at least semi perfect place... I think if or when you too find yourselves out here sailing the world, you'll be asking yourself the same question, and if you don't already, soon you'll better understand what I'm talking about.
So that said, it's been pretty comforting spending time here in Mexico. We've got a good handle on the Spanish language now (although still far from fluent) the grocery stores are very similar to North American grocery stores, it's fun to see tourists again, and who doesn't love Mexican food!? Tacos, Burritos, Enchiladas... and Mexican beer!
I know the three of us are really going to enjoy our time here in Mexico, even though it's underlying theme will be repairs and replacement, and the challenges that accompany those tasks...
For now, check out our Youtube channel and watch our Mexico video EP80, and enjoy with us the first few weeks of our time in Mexico, on the tiny island of Isla Mujeres.
Watching that video made all three of us smile... I think we could spend more than a few months here... ; )
Volkswagen beetles everywhere! They used to make them in Mexico!
Jordan and Desiree of Project Atticus
Krista's mom recently visited us at Isla Mujeres