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Change of Plans...

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The original plan was to paint the boat and have it in the water by the beginning of December to sail down the coast of Mexico and Central America.

It turns out that didn't work.

We managed to get the boat painted and put in the water, but after a night of drinking, we woke up to find the bottom of the boat flooded - turns out there was an engine leak. After spending almost the last week getting everything fixed, it turns out the engine has crapped out. Based on my luck so far, I'm starting to think that Mexico is some kind of magical place where everything ceases to work.

Anyways, after spending the last month doing almost nothing but working on the boat (with a few fun nights out), I have to say I'm pretty sick of both Puerto Vallarta and boats. Puerto Vallarta is basically pure tourist cheese. Insanely expensive massive resorts with crappy little beaches in front of them, a pretty cool boardwalk, and massively overpriced clubs full of aging tourists...definitely not my definition of heaven. Although, granted, my current frame of mind probably isn't helping things.

Because of this, I've decided to head off to southern Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Belize and then Central Mexico. If the boat is fixed by then, maybe I'll still do the yacht trip, if not, it's down to the rest of Central America. My first stop... Puerto Escondido, a surfing town just off the bay of Tehuantepec, to get my surfing groove on.

Posted by chrisnomad 08:24

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