Our day starts at 4:30.
The Port Captain and three Navy officers arrive at 5:00 to inspect the boat and gratefully accept a steaming cup of black coffee. Gama the drug-sniffing dog is with them as well.
In a few minutes formalities are completed and paperwork exchanged: Camelot and Crew are now cleared to exit Mexico.
We’ll be the last boat out of the Marina, leaving around noon today, aiming for a straight shot to El Salvador bypassing Guatemala altogether. It should be an easy trip, maybe 35 to 40 hours, arriving sometime early Friday morning.
I still haven’t wrapped my mind around the concept of leaving Mexico…
We spent 18 months here, and I learned to love this Country for its raw beauty and its vivid colors, but most of all for its wonderful people.
Am I going to miss Mexico? Yes, undoubtedly.
Here I built friendships, learned the language a little, seen incredibly diverse scenery, been outrageously happy, felt safe and welcome.
I’m deeply grateful for the chance I have been given to discover a Country I feel very connected to, and the wonderful memories I’ll carry with me.
I would do it all over again in a heartbeat and who knows, maybe one day we’ll return.
Still, I can’t help wondering what’s behind the next corner…