18 months are under our belts, cruising in Mexico and its nearly coming to an end as we plan our next big westward departure in a few weeks. We have fully embraced this life and location and are grateful Mexico coast and the Sea of Cortez has been such an amazingly easy cruising experience. Only a few last minute projects, guests, and provisions while we wait for cyclone season to be over in the South Pacific. Now I nostalgically contemplate the life changes of these profound 18 months.
First and foremost are the amazing friendships created, some friends we met the first month while in Ensenada and some we met yesterday on the beach in Tenacatita. Cruisers are of a certain breed of people, our people! Always caring and fun.
All are outgoing, witty, adventurous, easy going, giving, respectful, smart, spontaneous, and all have a refreshing carefree spirit! Whats not to like. These friendly folks will just paddle or swim by, and will stop to introduce themselves to become new friends.
Next best are the new found activities and experiences that we have come across, most without any planning. The surfing was quite addictive and a new thrill for sure. Snorkeling and spearfishing were fun, and tasty hobbies. Hiking and exploring via dinghy is a great adventure. Inland travel has been a highlight, and an excellent cultural experience. Our desert adventures into the beautiful Sea of Cortez were stunning, as we saw painted walls and petroglyphs from ancient tribes dating back to 100 BC.
The beauty here, for me, is quite profound. Hours under sail gazing at our beautiful ocean, with perfect wind on the rippling seas. We live right out here in and amidst mother natures spectacular creatures, plants, views and skies. The geography is always changing whether its desert, jungle, volcanic or long white sand beaches.
This has truly been an alternative existence, as we deeply look outward and inward and appreciate life at its fullest!