We arrived back in Neuvo Vallarta (N.V.) yesterday afternoon and found Hydroquest lying in her slip looking good except for a few lines starting to chafe and more than a few bird ‘accidents’ on her deck. We were in much worse shape than she – totally exhausted from a 6am flight and three weeks of boat shows, colds from the chilly Northwest weather, catching up with friends and family, saying our goodbyes for the next nine months, and running around town buying boat stuff.
Hydroquest received lots of Valentine’s Day presents – various cables, French Poly charts, strobe lights, KISS groundplane, tiller pilot for the Hydrovane, new main halyard, etc. etc. She is a lucky girl.
Will and I took a long romantic walk on the beach to celebrate…. while discussing boat projects. There’s definitely a third in this relationship.
The long walk was followed by a dinner at La Isla which is the first casual and cheap restaurant we have come across in N.V. Our spanish had clearly suffered in the past three weeks as we somehow ended up ordering three entrees. Luckily they were very tasty. The waiter was friendly and as we were leaving he offered me the table’s heart shaped balloon that read “Te Quiero Mucho”. I just pretended it came from my thoughtful husband 😉
I was fast asleep by 9:00pm and didn’t wake up for 12 hours – WOW. There’s nothing like your own bed. Feeling good today and happy to be back!