Are We There Yet? (Turtle Bay)

It was fun to ask Kimi with my head popped up through the hatch ” are we there yet? I was getting up after a nice snooze from 3 am to 7 or so.  She has yet to say yes… I think we are there no matter where we are, or at least today as it is a great day. Margarita in front of me and my addiction that I have yet to kick, Internet make this a good spot to be.  I also have Kimi next to me and I think she is working on adjusting to being “happy” and lessening the need to be the pessimist to my optimism.  Not to say that my wild dreams don’t need some pessimism some times.

We are at “turtle bay”and have been here now since Friday afternoon after about 48 hours of being out in the water.  A nice protected harbor with a town that is what I would think to be a Mexican fishing town.  The old cannery is what you see first as you come in a Panga water taxi.  Broken up over time,People and nature, the concrete foundation and the dock with steal piling is where you debarked from the taxi. Watching our step as to not fall through the holes in the plank we walk off into town.  The nicest  buildings in town being the gas station, police station and the clinic.

Home made tortillas with BBQ steak at Maria's
Home made tortillas with BBQ steak at Maria’s

Turtle Bay_ Marias

Ruben )our dinghy watcher and tour guide), Trevor, Maria (owner of the restaurant), Her son, and a random little guy who hung out at with us...I think we gave him and his friend a Nerf football just for kicks.
Ruben )our dinghy watcher and tour guide), Trevor, Maria (owner of the restaurant), Her son, and a random little guy who hung out at with us…I think we gave him and his friend a Nerf football just for kicks.

Kimi is down loading weather for the next week and planning  our escape from this beautifull location. To move on with the idea that there are more places to see and people to meet is what keeps us moving.

Last night we had our first cruisers over for dinner.  Tom, Sheila and there son Brendon are on there way north To Port Hardy on the Northern tip of Vancouver Island.  We were sitting where I am sitting now at Maria’s Cantina as Tom brought there dingy on shore. I was excited to see other people that spoke English and that were cruisers as Kimi and I do get tierd of talking to each other. They walked in the other direction and I sank in my chair with a bit of disappointment.  It was 20 minutes later they returned and were walking our way that I got excited again. Making room at our table was quick but it seemed they were also pleased to chat to some like minded travelers too.  Kimi and I were able to give info on where they were headed north as they were able to aid in our south bound adventure.  Good conversation and the invite to dinner for more conversation and drinks.  They took off north today. So long for now Tom, Sheila, and Brendon, hope to see you in BC.

View from Maria’s Cantina, the cannery pier
Our first cruisers dinner aboard with the Cook family….
Turtle Bay_ The Cooks with fresh caght dinner
The Cooks with fresh caught dinner
They even have Volcom here
I was told from Jan that you can see this tiled turtle in the plaza from Google earth images

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One comment

  1. I’m glad you guys are meeting people all the way. It seems important to me that you have a support group everywhere in case one of yall run into trouble, you can help each other out. Have fun !

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