On Friday, we will sail a few miles north to the port of La Paz and load 'Indigo' onto a large yacht transport ship. We promise to post photos of this interesting loading operation. On Saturday, this crew of two will fly to Vancouver. We hope to then make a short driving trip down to Portland, and return north to Nanaimo, British Columbia, in order to meet meet the transport ship around May 11th. Once reunited with 'Indigo' we hope to spend the summer sailing in the Pacific Northwest before a fall return to Portland for a long spell on land.
Meanwhile, here in La Paz, as in all of Mexic0, schools, museums, and libraries are closed because of the swine flu scare, and many people are wearing protective masks. Baja California is very removed from the rest of Mexico, and there are, as yet, no reported cases of the flu here. Yet the streets are inordinately quiet, and we wonder if we will have difficulty leaving Mexico or entering Canada or the United States. What an odd twist to our return journey, and what a contrast to our oblivious travels of the past few months.