puerto balandra, baja, mexico
We motored into the wind for a while this morning before all at once there was none. Thirty miles later we dropped the anchor in Puerto Balandra just a few miles north of La Paz. We were quite excited about this anchorage as it meant we wouldn't be eating on the boat tonight because of the big yellow fish taco truck on the beach.
After impatiently waiting for the kids to have their naps we jumped in the dinghy and headed for shore, promising Ouest fish tacos the whole way.
When we got there we told her we'd swim for a while first, but she wasn't having any of that, she wanted fish tacos, and who were we to argue with her over that? We happily walked up to the truck and ordered nine tacos. "No hay," came the reply with a shrug of the shoulders. What? No fish tacos? No more fish as it turns out. We were too late. Too bad so sad.
We managed to keep a brave face and enjoy the beach. This has got to be one of the best baby beaches anywhere. The water even at high tide is shallow enough for Lowe to rome freely. Ouest got out her beach pots and pans and went to work making fish tacos for us anyway.
Back home we had pancakes, sausage, and fruit for dinner. Yeah, I know. While Ouest was setting the table Ali had to break the news to her that she had accidentally dropped her pink fork overboard earlier in the day. We didn't expect too much reaction from this news, but suddenly the dam broke. I don't know if she was just laying it on thick or what but man did she ever melt down over the loss of her ninety-nine cent fork. "Mama! Mine," she kept repeating while sticking her finger in her chest. That was my fork dammit, you need to be a hell of a lot more careful. She eventually snapped out of it and Ali was let off the hook.
As expected the water ran out today. I switched open the reserve tank, but we'd only have another day or two with that, so it seems our timing is pretty good. We're headed into a marina tomorrow for a little clean up, a couple small projects, and a water refill. Not to mention we're just excited to go bum around La Paz a bit more.