Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Dia de Los Santos Reyes!

A quick note to say we miss you all so much and hope all is well with you! Our kind neighbors in the anchorage have been trying to get a signal for over a week now so we can send you a message. It is short and without pix as Puna is generously letting us use their signal.
The good news is that we are healthy and happy despite having a completely different Christmas than we had planned. Our plans and dreams of being further south in a town where we could write and Skype you (and perhaps meet you!) were thwarted by lack of wind that started less than 2 days out of Turtle Bay. We are currently anchored off a tiny fishing village (most of whom left for Christmas but many have returned now) called Puerto Magdelena in Man of War Cove on the Pacific coast of the Baja peninsula.
Despite our disappointment at not being able to contact you, we had a wonderful Christmas afternoon with our new friends from Marida, Del Viento and Puna, eating Christmas cookies and enjoying the good company of such fabulous people. We are very grateful to them for embracing us and easing the pain of our first Christmas away from home.
It looks like there will be wind tomorrow but we have all been invited to the New Year’s Eve fiesta in the village, after helping to fix the town generator day before yesterday, so we want to stay to enjoy that opportunity. Hopefully there will be wind after to take us down the coast where we can find an internet cafĂ© and tell you more.
2 Jan. – Update – Feliz Ano!! Thanks to Del Viento for letting us use their signal to try and get this on the blog since it wouldn’t go the other day and we had to settle for posting to Facebook (took over an hour and that’s with no pix and text ready to cut and paste!).  The New Year’s Eve fiesta was amazing and we will post more about it later. We are back to waiting for wind again and when it does, we will probably head for San Jose del Cabo for food then over to Isla Isabel and San Blas.
Hope your holidays (as all your days) are healthy and happy!
Much love,
Jodi and Darren
s/v Gratitouille

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