April 29, 2013, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
We could see the floating island from our boat in the marina. One day, we took some time off boat work to visit it. Part artwork, part ecological experiment, the floating island and home need to be seen to be believed.
The floating island, viewed from On Delay in the marina.
Monday, April 29th, 2013
Ten plastic bottles, three rolls of tape, fishing line, scavenged cardboard, plastic bags, locally sourced rocks and sticks, most importantly, 5 very motivated racers, this is what it takes to create the First Invitational Isla Mujeres Summer Kick-Off Regatta 2013.
April 4 – 17, 2013, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Hard work on the hard at Isla Mujeres marina.
We’re happy with the new bottom paint. We chose black paint instead of blue. When the black starts to wear, we’ll see the original blue underneath. That will help us gauge when it’s time to repaint again.
Our new bottom paint looks beautiful.
Thursday, April 4, 2013, Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, Mexico
On Delay got hauled out and put up on the hard in the boatyard for bottom painting.
The process was impressive but nerve-racking, especially:
- Getting On Delay into the haul-out slip (the wind was 20+ knots and she got a whack near the gunwale — right through the fiberglass when a gust caught us 🙁 )
- Watching her go up in the travel lift.
Monday March 25th, 2013, Cozumel
A recent visitor John Wickey flew out from Cozumel on Monday.
We had difficulty finding a good place to land the dinghy in St. Miguel, Cozumel. When Pete took Wickey and Gayle and Wickey’s luggage to shore, he decided to try landing at the boat ramp. The dinghy has wheels so, in theory, it was “just” a matter of approaching the ramp and then pulling up the dinghy on its wheels.
Tony took advantage of our new camera with telephoto lens to capture the excitement of the first ramp landing.