YWAM #4 and More

It’s been a few weeks, but we had our 4th outing with YWAM on November 11. This latest group was a fun one, seven students/staff representing 6 countries – Mexico, Canada, Peru, Argentina and Columbia, and South Africa! We had another lovely day of anchoring, swimming, and sailing. Unfortunately the swimming was marred by some jellie stings that several students experienced, but overall, a good day was had by all.

A few days later we went out again with our good friends, the Ebio family, and a new friend, Greg. Another wonderful day out on the water!

The jellies were still floating in force so swimming was a risky proposition again. John had been hoping to get in and clean our hull but with these “friends” in the water decided against it. Another time.

We sailed off the anchor mid-afternoon and had enough wind to keep us moving under the jib, main and mizzen sails. It was a lovely afternoon and we decided to turn it into a  sunset cruise, too.

Let us know when you’re down and we can take you out, too. 🙂 Except you’ll have to wait until January. We Gilberts are currently in California and our boat is currently hauled out. The last few days in Mazatlan were busy with getting the boat ready to go “on the hard.” We decided to take advantage of our being gone to get a few things done on the boat – it was in need of a new shaft for the propeller and new bottom paint. On our end, we were needing to get our Mexico visitor’s visas renewed in December so we decided it was a good time to make it a longer visit with family and friends, spanning the holidays. So here we are until January 4! We hope to see as many of you in the area that we can. Let us know if you’re around and can fit us into your busy December schedules! 🙂

In the meantime, here’s a couple pics of us at the tail end of our almost 24 hour journey from Mazatlan to CA – car ride from Ebio’s to bus station, overnight bus ride from Mazatlan to Puerto Vallarta, city bus from PV bus station to airport, 8 hours at airport waiting for our flight, non-stop (thankfully!) flight to Oakland, and car ride with Grandma and Grandpa to Davis. Whew! So thankful for our In-N-Out treat on the way!!


4 thoughts on “YWAM #4 and More”

  1. It’s so fun to see your family doing this together and reading about the developments that are happening in meeting people and loving on them!

  2. Wow, there’s an In-and-Out in Oakland now? And right at the airport? Amazing. Good thing United only flies to SFO now, or we’d gain five pounds on the first day of every visit.

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