I am back on the boat. Good or bad, I chose to live this way. Some challenges and some incredible experiences. During my absence on the boat, John’s Spanish skills improved greatly. We lost one cat, and now have only the other cat, Swat.
People start the day early in Santa Marta in order to beat the heat of the day. For the last 15 months, John hired a local worker, Daniel for his boat projects. Daniel’s schedule was 6 am to 11 am, 3 hours lunch break, then back working from 2 pm to 5 pm. When it is cloudy, Daniel considers it is a good day.
Today, we walked in town. I wanted to have my shoes repaired and John wanted to buy a small fan. My shoes repair cost only USD 3 (=10 Pesos). Labor is very affordable here. There are all kind of repair shops in town. I am happy to wear my favorite shoes again. Coming back to the boat, we carried a huge Sour Sop, a Melon, Tangerines, bananas, cucumbers, tomatoes, and green peppers.