We are in a marina in the lagoon and it is The "hurricane hole" of the area. But Isla Mujeres is not a place that commuter cruisers, like us, usually choose for hurricane season. Normally they head to the Rio Dulce like we did last year. We just couldn't bring ourselves to "going backwards" and felt if we had to come through Belize again we'd be right back in the same spot next year and would NEVER leave the Western Caribbean. So our plans to cross over to the Eastern Caribbean are dictating our decision. Fingers Crossed!!
|Sebastien and his Dinghy came to meet us!|
We took a day off from chores to enjoy Sebastien and Lily's company. Seb took us out on Sea Rooster for an afternoon swim, Lily drove us into Cancun for some parts, and we ended the day feasting on the last of the Belizean lobster we'd "caught". A lovely day ending with a great sunset.
|Nothing left but the shells|
|Roy took this from the top of the mast|
Marina Del Sol is a barebones marina. Meaning none of the great amenities we enjoyed at Mario's last year. But its safe and has all the necessities. Both the owner and his brother live onsite and they care for about 30 boats. So Roy's taken off the chart plotter and wind-vane to come home and be repaired. We've repaired leaks, cleaned inside and out, changed the oil, filled the diesel tanks, removed the jib, tied up the main, secured the dingy, taken off the bimini, added extra dock lines and now what's left is to get her under wraps and head for home.
We look forward to coming back to Isla Mujeres and we'll love the ease of provisioning in Mexico for our next cruising season.
PS: We'll be in New Orleans August 1st - 10th maybe a little longer for me.