The title says it all.
Our last blog story left off with
the Sea of Cortez in the summer. It's been a long time since we've
written anything other than some Daily Slog updates. If you've
been following our Slog, then you can skip this little update.
We left Bay of LA in November for San Carlos, where we hauled out our
boat for a week to do some work on it. Sherrell celebrated her
birthday and we talked with everyone about our plans for Central
Excited to get "South" this year, we busted our butts in the boat
yard, and did the 400+ mile leg from San Carlos to Mazatlan for a "quick
stop" before continuing to see Southern Mexico then Central America.
This is where our plans fell apart.
Sherrell was diagnosed with breast cancer in Mazatlan and our plans
came to a Full Stop. We practically became residents of
Guadalajara with excellent medical facilities, great doctors and
realistic pricing (as opposed to US health care costs). It took us
about 4 months of surgeries and treatments before we could get back to
enjoying our lives again.
The prognosis is very good and now we're able to do some traveling
with some routine checkups. During all this time, we missed the
Mexican cruising season and our weather window for going to Central
Hurricane season is approaching again, so we were only able to see
about 300 miles of mainland Mexico south of Mazatlan, before turning
around to "Run Like Scared Chickens" from the hurricanes for another
season in the Sea of Cortez in 2006.
We will get to see some old friends again up in the Sea and we really
enjoyed ourselves there last year, so we'll do it again then try for
Central America next season. So look to see some more stories
about Mexico and Sea of Cortez coming soon!
PS. Life got in the way and due to more complications we stayed the summer in
Mazatlan instead of going back to the Sea of Cortez.
Related Slog Links: Got to admit it's getting better | New News is Good News | Heat index of 143F and Sherrell | 4th surgery done | Going to Guadalajara | Damn Doctors | Mazatlan at last | Linear Accelerator | Back in the big city | Start of the battle | Breast Cancer |