Posted by: Sailing Camelot | March 14, 2012

March 14th – Adios Mexico, and muchas gracias !!!

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.

Camelot is the last one to leave

 

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…

 

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  1. Hi Tom & Lori,

    Thanks so much for your informative & entertaining posts. My wife & I will be following in your wake in 2 years aboard our Catalina 470, Agave Azul. We appreciate you showing us the way!

    Robin & Kathryn


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