Loreto Fest was a lot of fun. It was great to see some old faces that we had not seen in about 6 months. I was really surprised how many new boats we meet. They have all spent the winter up here or in La Paz, and most will head to the mainland next fall. there were about 100 boats that came in for the event. The fest had something going every hour of the day for 3 and 1/2 days. Games and seminars were held every day. We sold drink and food tickets for two hours each day so we basically got to meet everyone during that time. The event is sponsored by the Hidden Port Yacht Club, and Michael and Mike and Marcia would be proud to know we are now members of HPYC. Hey for 600 pesos we got two memberships, two tee shirts, a burgee, and free spaghetti diner and pancake breakfast. What a deal. They actually have reciprocating all over the world or at least it has been used all over the world. We also have a Burgee to fly proudly. I will include a picture when I get internet some day. The main event on Saturday night was a togo party. Holding to my usually self I wore a stunning white with purple trim and colorful butterflies togo. Helen's matched, and she looked a whole lot better in hers than I did. It made a fun night. Some friends from Mystic Moon wore bright yellow togos and looked just like Harry Christna (sp) even including a little dance to go with the mood. Every night was some sort of potluck, so it was one big social event. Chances are this was our only fest that we will attend since we should be in Costa Rica this time next year.
We will now spend the next couple of months exploring the northern part of the Sea of Cortez. The weather will start getting really hot, soon but the water should warm up and the fishing should be getting a lot better. When we can't stand the heat we will put the boat on the hard and spend a little shore time exploring. Hope all is well with everyone.
Dave and Helen
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