Carrie and I have been here in La Cruz for the last few weeks as we weather the COVID-19 situation as it unveils here in Mexico. We are in the marina and making the best of things. The boat has never been cleaner or more tidy. : )
It is very quiet here, as all the social things that typically take place have been canceled. The town is quiet as all the restaurants and bars have closed by local order. Everyone is sticking to their boats and practicing their social distancing. The tourist boats have stopped their daily runs and the local fishing coopertivo is mellow too.
Many boats have departed for northern waters, looking to leave for the season and return to the U.S. There is a lot of uncertainty in the air as people contemplate what the best thing to do for logistical, personal, medical, and ethical reasons. The morning VHF net is pretty active with discussion. It’s hard, but on the upside, we are disconnected from the 24/7 TV news cycle that would undoubtedly make this that much more difficult.
We take short walks from our dock to the main building for internet and every other day we walk up tp the small tienda for produce and other small grocery items.
As we really have come to love La Cruz, I thought I’d share one of the reasons why. A local artists collective spearheaded a project to paint murals throughout the small town. Here’s a few of my favorites:
I hope this finds you doing well and making the best of your own situation. Oddlly enough, we don’t have much to report other than we have been watching a lot of “Better Call Saul” on Netflix.
Our larger plans remain unchanged – we’ll head north back to La Paz, crossing the Gulf of California to the Baja peninsula on a good weather window. We’ll make our way up the Sea of Cortez for the spring, and haul out in Puerto Penasco in July; where we’ll leave the boat for the hottest part of the summer. After Dharma Girl gets her bottom painted (and sundry other projects), we’ll head back south as far as Zihuatanejo and figure it out from there. Or everything I just wrote could completely change….
If you’ve read this far, thanks so much – we’ll write again soon.
Chris & Carrie
currently lying La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Jalisco, Mexico.