Newton, Ben’s B’day, preparing for Tasmania

So Newton passed by with minimal effects to Sonrisa – electricity was out for a few hours with some 50 knots being recorded in the marina. A normal thunderstorm shuts down La Paz due to the poor drainage so it was a couple of days until the boys returned to school.  Plenty of trees down but otherwise La Paz came off lightly.

Ben’s 10th birthday was celebrated out at Espiritu Santo with just the family. A few friends came to the Costa Baja Beach Club, but with the  enforced restriction of only 4 guests we ended up on the beach – still a delightful afternoon.  It really is incredible that it was 10 years ago he crossed the Atlantic as a toddler, one really needs to enjoy these times, gone far too soon.

We now have a week in Puerto Vallarta (sin ninos) for our 14th wedding anniversary, another milestone I find hard to appreciate, again seems like last week Mel and I were working on Wild B in Italy.

Just before we head to Tasmania in November our dear friends from Seattle Rennie and Denny are coming to stay on Sonrisa – a great opportunity for us to repay their incredible hospitality.

Tasmania will be an interesting time as we sort out our lives, Mexican permanent residency and whether to sell the farm in Tasmania.  We are all looking forward to seeing Pete and Annie (Mel’s mum and step father) and I to seeing my father and brother after several years.

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