|Our last evening in the yard.|
|Andrew drives the lift at Marina Seca Guaymas|
|Traveler stayed overnight in the ways and left on the morning high tide. The dredged channel heads straight out.|
|“If you're happy, I'm happy”says Arnulfo the yard manager|
Arnulfo is the yard boss and has years of experience. He’s a good resource for a second opinion on marine engineering problems. His little office is perched up high in the new yard. Andrew runs the lift and Roberto assists. That’s it for permanent crew there outside of the guards which they have three, one at each yard gate and one who sits down by the water watching for poachers approaching by small boat. The old yard has the ways for hauling out and room for big catamarans and trimarans. If your boat is too big for the 30 ton travelift then Gabriel can arrange for the shipyard next door to haul you out and carry your boat to his yard. Old customers who have been coming here for years have their favorite spots in the old yard and it seems like Gabriel lets them keep coming back to the same spot each summer.
|Roberto ties the slings|
Read another blog entry about the boatyard by Ann and Doug on Galivant: What's to like about living in the shipyard.
|The new yard is clean and flat. A little dusty when the wind gets up.|
|M/V Piloto goes out day and night taking a pilot to incoming and outgoing ships. This is the Fonatur marina.|
Out and about, I try to have change available because often times when I buy something at a sidewalk stand or small store they will not be able to make change. Street side stands are great places to eat. I had two tacos yesterday for ten pesos, about 70 cents. If you get on a bus with a 50 peso bill, give it to the driver then wait. Once he has accumulated more coins he will give you your change. When you want the bus to stop, say “Baja!” which means “down.” To flag down a bus, raise your hand up in the air.