Saturday, December 10, 2011
We have been in La Paz for a little more than a week, and we are slowly adjusting to a new kind of schedule. We are tied up in friendly Marina de La Paz, and the Captain's days are spent on myriad boat chores amidst the general chatter along the docks. The Mate has rented a small studio, and her days are spent tucked away in a small, second story space, trying to relearn the discipline of painting.
We are happy to return to LaPaz, and fascinated to see what has changed (more middle class homes, more gringos, some interesting new venues for art and music) and what is the same (the old part of the city retains its frontier infrastructure, even while individual structures are being renovated). Lots of north wind this time of year, and lots of dust. It is a small city where cruising sailors can tie up for awhile and relax into the routines and adventures daily life.