Looking like I’m going to leave Sunday morning now. The winds are a little bit on the high side until then. It’s doable and I know I can do it and it will be nothing compared to my trip down from Ensenada! I had a lot of more surprises than I had expected on the way down and am hoping for less in the surprise department and more in the pleasure and relaxation department and I really want to take my time and slowly work my way up to La Paz. I’m taking to the laid back Mexican time mindset like a fish to water. Things move at a slower pace down here than back home but I’ve heard comments and seen that in a lot of ways it is slowly changing to where punctuality is more of an expectation now. The ocean color is amazing along the shore and if conditions are good I understand you can see almost 60′ down. Getting my gopro camera’s set up to hopefully get some good shots on the trip up.
Every time it’s getting close to time to leave the marina to head to my next destination I start getting a bit nervous and anxious thinking about it. I’ve studied my charts thoroughly, read several cruising books on the area,been able to actually see my next destinations on Google Earth and talked to locals about all of these places. Yet, it’s still uncharted territory from my perspective and full of unknown elements. I’ve felt this way on every leg along the way so far so this isn’t something new. I’ve thought for a long time about how we humans get so worried about the unknown or knowns tomorrow brings. We, myself included can work ourselves into a frenzy today about the unknown future of tomorrow. Yet here we are today in this very moment having successfully navigated all of the unimaginable, numerous multi-faceted problems and obstacles that life has thrown in front of us and everything is fine. Pushing myself into these uncomfortable situations has been full of rewards I’d never even dreamed of. I feel more alive than I’ve felt in years and I’ve seen and done some amazing things that I never would have experienced had I not gone this route. I know what I’m doing isn’t for everyone but if there is one thing I would like people to take away from it is the fact that trying to constantly avoid things that are difficult or that make you uncomfortable stifles you and prevents you from growing. Dealing with adversity makes you wiser and stronger and more able to deal with the next problem that is inevitably going to rise up in front of you. I’m skeeeered, I’ll admit but I’m also really excited to be anchored in that beautiful bay I’ve been envisioning for months now. Hasta luego mi amigos!