Stuart and Ian have admitted lying to me.
They thought I might throw a wobbly if I knew the seas were really 20 feet instead of only 12. Wobbly? Moi? Having far too good a time. Incidentally, the boat is "dry" in that absolutely no booze is allowed on board; frankly we were all too knackered to want anything other than catering quantities of industrial-strength coffee anyway.
Photos will be available before too long, I hope.
Anyway, having rather limped into port on Isla Mujeres, across the bay from Canc¨n, we found that the bijou marina was part of the petrol station on the main drag, and separated from it by the bar/restaurant. So, we can more or less step straight from the boat into the bar.
The Port Captain was having a lunchtime cerveza so the paperwork was sorted pretty quickly and we decamped to a cheapo hotel, and thence to a rather better one after a couple of nights, which although still suffering the effects of Hurricane Wilma has fewer cockroaches, and balconies with a great sea view east over the Caribbean.
So tomorrow we motor round to the boatyard to take her out of the water (again) and effect repairs.
Meanwhile I visited the very friendly Consulate in Canc¨n and have sent my full (although only 18-month-old) passport to the Embassy in Mexico City, who have said they'll try to get my new one to me by Crimbo.
So, dear readers, I'm afraid you're in for a rather boring time as I seem to be stuck without a passport on a Caribbean island.Posted by Cynthia Milton at December 17, 2006 10:17 PM GMT
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