Originally Posted by TaoJones
Yes, it's sad how the Mexicans have been adversely impacted by a string of recent unfortunate headlines, not just the H1N1 flu story.
Is that a condo development in the foreground of your San Carlos aerial shot? Do you anchor
out in that bay, or do you take an end-tie, perhaps?
TJ, this was a photo
from a couple years ago. There is still plenty of dirt and open ground in San Carlos. Mexican building projects have a funny
way of sprouting up and stopping before they get done.
On the outer harbor over half the boats are on moorings. Further out and to the left are visiting boats on anchor.
We are extremal fortunate. We are just out of that photo and in a small elbow
that is right in front of our home. It is a very fair spot to leave a boat about 8 months out of the year. When the summer southerly wind
come it is too exposed. But we haul the boat and go north for the summer anyway. We have our own trailer, they charge $13 US to haul us...no wait that is for a round trip. It is more if you use there trailer...:-)
My Mexico experience is only one. I hope other will chime in. But it seems to be a curiosity about living down here, and what it involves. I call it "user friendly" As long as you are not a jerk. If you are a jerk, and used to getting your way by being pushy or loud, the Mexican Will flat shut you out. I have seen it too many times. Those same people go home and complain what a lousy country it is......And for them it was, no one would put up with their BS, and they get shut out...:-) The jerk factor here is very small.
And the retirees you meet are all unique. If you want to play it safe you move to Yuma, if you are adventurous you move to Mexico. Some very cool retirees here...:-)....I heard one get ask how old he was...he said "10 years younger than when I moved here...:-)
Just some random thought while the photos loaded. Not sure of the order but they are all in front of our home or on the launch ramp
. The one shot from the water
you can see our home just off the bow behind the boat.......any questions? Fire away...:-)