Huon’s Birthday

A rather quiet few months during autumn, such a quick change from the hot summer. Daylight saving has finished, so dark mornings are over and the evenings are considerably longer, delightful to lie back on a cool evening with a good book.
Huon had a major 6th birthday party at the Costa Baja beach club with some 50 adults and children enjoying a typical Mexican ‘cumpleanos’ with piñata designed as a dinosaur. I, unfortunately, was doing something rather strange – working. Through friends I now spend a few weeks each few months as a ‘relief’ skipper on Princess 1 – a 98 foot motor boat owned by several Mexican families. Thankfully only a few short trips involved as I would not last any longer!
The boys continue to progress well at school, their Spanish well ahead of mine. In days past Mel and I could secretly chat in Spanish, now the reverse is happening, with local Mexican / La Paz slang thrown in.
For Christmas we will head out to anchor for a week, very quiet and relaxing away from the, already, overwhelming commercial shit. Our 6 monthly visa run will be up to San Diego to stay with good friends and hopefully buy a larger, newer car. After this we plan to spend a week, driving back to La Paz taking in the length of Baja California, generally looking forward to the wine country up North.

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