Monday, May 10, 2010

Loreto Fest starts today

And we are ready!

We arrived in Puerto Escondido on Wednesday and had a nice easy motor/sail from Punta San Telmo - even got to fly our spinnaker for awhile. No fish were caught (except a skip jack), but still a very good day.

Since we arrived, we have been busy cleaning, stashing, and stowing. Our amigos from La Paz, Brian and Fern, arrive today to join in on the festivities and we had to get Moondance ship/shape. Did I mention we have way too much crap? Well, we do. It must be time for a yard sale - just need a yard!

It feels like old home week here in Puerto Escondido. I am guessing there are about a hundred boats moored here for Loreto Fest and we know a lot of the cruisers. It has been fun socializing with everyone and listening to their stories and sharing tips. To kick off Loreto Fest, there was a dinghy raft up in Cocktail Cove last night. The first boat there sets an anchor and everyone ties up. Drinks and food are passed around and introductions are made. Looks like we are going to have a good time!

So far, we have signed up for:

Over the Line (defending our championship title)
Bocci Ball
Mexican Train
Chili Cook Off

And, who knows what else. No matter if we win or lose, I know we will have a wonderful time!

PS: Our costumes for the Saturday night party: Endangered Sea Slugs. Very appropriate, huh?


Ness, Eric and Gavin said...

Who needs everything to work anyway, right? Thanks for the regular blog updates...feels like we are riding along! Gav is great but keeps bugging us about seeing you all in Mexico!

Jim and Heather on Meerkat said...

Love the Endangered Sea Slugs... can't wait to see the pics!! Just told Jim it was the start of Loreto Fest. Now we are both bummed... have enough fun for us two too please!

Ana said...

Have an Endangered Sea Slug Blast!

Steve said...

No fair using the chili cookoff to your advantage in the other events.