Hurricane “Nora” passed right above us on Saturday, August 28th, 2021. One of the dockhands said that the worst hurricane that he had ever seen. Two sailboats were washed ashore from the anchorage. One is sitting on the beach and might be recoverable, the other sank when it struck the rocks on the jetty at the marina entrance. Knowing the arrival of “Nora”, we secured the boat as much as we can. This hurricane (Category 1) was not catastrophic but it did minor damages in the marina property and to some boats. Upcoming September is the rainiest and the busiest hurricane month in this area. We will keep eye on the nature.
Interestingly enough, the port captain has the authority to close the anchorage next to the marina if the damaged boats are not removed. This is better than most places where boats sink, and no one cares. If your boat is washed up on the shore or rocks it is your responsibility to remove and dispose of it. In the US if a boat is abandoned, it is necessary to find the owner, sue him, take possession of the boat, and remove it all at your own expense. Mexico has a much better system.
The day before Nora’s arrival, we made our weekly adventure commitment. This time, it was to visit San Sebastian town, about 4,500 feet above sea level. “San Sebastián was founded as a mining town in 1605, during the early Spanish colonial.” (Wikipedia) The weather there was much more comfortable than where we stay (sea level). It was refreshing.
On the way back, we stopped for Tequila tasting. Mexicans have been telling me good things about drinking Tequila, especially distilled from Blue Agave plant; “Pure Agave tequila (100 percent agave) is low in sugar. It only has 69 calories per ounce and no carbohydrates. It also helps sleep better.” So, I Googled about Tequila. When I told John “many benefits of drinking Tequila but also drinking can damage the liver”, he responded “Gotta die of something.”