SAILFEST CHILLI COOK OFF AND SAIL PARADE

One of my favorite views of Zihuatanejo taken from the pier
One of my favorite views of Zihuatanejo taken from the pier

I’m up quite early this morning even for me. Had a fun but difficult day yesterday. Fun because I went out on the sail boat parade with a great captain, actually 2 captains, and a fun group of guests. But I have been

The Patricia Bell, one beautiful sail boat
The Patricia Bell, one beautiful sail boat

dealing with a digestive disorder since July that chose yesterday to act up. If there was any doubt about my having this surgically repaired when I return home, yesterday has eliminated any doubts. My daughter in Washington has me set up with the appointment with the surgeon the Monday after we return.

I had two fun events planned for yesterday, the sailboat parade which is about 3 hours cruising the bay and

Sail boat decked out for the parade
Sail boat decked out for the parade

the waters beyond with a whole armada of other sailboats filled with happy guests.  A great way to meet interesting people and spend a relaxing day on the water. I was fortunate enough to be on the “Rapscullion” which gave me the opportunity to meet Pam Bendall, the author of “What Was I Thinking” a great read about captaining her own boat, running sailing charters, sometimes single handed, and solo ocean sailing. I’m only halfway done with the book, but Henry, the captain of the Rapscullion tells me that I’m just about to get to the part about him. Pam is an interesting lady, who came from the corporate would of finance to running and maintaining her own sail boat charter business and sailing the length and breadth of the Pacific waters. While spending her life at sea she became concerned over the health of the ocean and now

The Captains and guests on the Rapsculion, Pam far right, Henry back 4th in
The Captains and guests on the Rapsculion, Pam far right, Henry back 4th in

 

does seminars at boating and yachting shows and  events presenting ” If Fish Could Talk” a program that demonstrates how little we pay attention to something that isn’t “in our face” yapping at us and why we should. I have no doubt that she is an interesting and entertaining speaker that can hold an audiences attention and get to their hearts.

The second event was invitation to our friends Christine and Charlie to their lovely condo home in Ixtapa where they live 6 months if the year.  Christine made beautiful tasty canapés to accompany the drinks. We were a group of 10 going to celebrate her birthday at the Lobster House for dinner and music with Jimmi Mamou as it was also his birthday. So many wonderful people have February birthdays, (me included).

Christine cutting her cake with the /Senor in the back ground
Christine cutting her cake with the /Senor in the back ground

I had planned on having lobster but  knew now I couldn’t, so I tried a little onion soup, no luck, so I tried  some ice cream later, but this just wasn’t my night. The Lobster House isn’t a place I could recommend. After ordering the ONION SOUP , I was served tortilla soup, the waiter insisted I ordered tortilla soup even showed me where he wrote it down. I finally got what I ordered, but it was difficult to even get a second bottle of water as the waiters disappeared every time you looked for them.  It just really took the edge off the day and evening as we had to leave the party early.  The best part of the evening was seeing friends, meeting new ones and wishing Christine and Jimmi happy birthdays.

For a day and a half I was unable to eat drink or drink due  this digestive block that comes and goes. Today I’m fine and know now that my favorite food, cheese, is no longer my friend.  I will just continue to be extra careful and eat lots of Mexican yogurt that is really yummy.  Signing off KO

Author: zihuathyme

I'm a traveler, not as frequently as I would like as I'm semi retired. I prefer that phrase to working part time. I would travel to new places, my husband Doyle, not as adventurous as I is more comfortable with the tried and true. Thus we have fallen into a routine (not a rut) of going to Zihuatanejo for 3 months January and February, March. Pendleton Oregon for the Round Up. Plus numerous short trips. We are "RVers". For hobbies I make and sell stone & shell bird houses, garden and read my new kindle. I'm a Wedding Officiant and officiate at about 40 weddings a year, and also operate a small delivery service. Prior to my "semi retirement" I was in corrections and before that I owned and operated a bail bond agency, In 2016 My husband began chemo for Chronic lymphoma Leukemia, while doing well this has changed some of our travel habits. Relaxing in Mexico suits him well, for that I am thankful. KO

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