you’ve probably guessed by the lack of updates that we’ve been chasing the swell for the last week. everyone kept on talking about this mysterious swell that was going to be so awesome it would make the rapture look like a picnic in the park. the waves definitely picked up, but we never got those epic days we were hoping for. still, we’ve been having a great time spending all day at the beach! we capped off our run with a full day at our favourite surf spot and have rejoined the 21st century again. nayou has been a bit cranky because we’ve been napping him in the car, so the poor guy is a bit sleep deprived. but don’t worry little man, we’re back on track now!
there isn’t much to report from sayulita. the lease on our house expires at the end of february so we have started to talk about what our next move is going to be. we’re not ready to leave mexico just yet, so the current plan is to stay another three months until the end of may. we may have to move house, but that’s all part of the adventure! nayou’s going to be very sad if he has to say goodbye to his bff saul. their friendship is still going strong and they play together every day.
we’re also having a blast with rocky, who still likes to chew on things but is otherwise a model citizen. he has mellowed out considerably since we first got him and sticks close to us when we take him to the beach. i think he has tuned into our pace of life and really understands that he is part of our pack. our friends kris and joe in san francisco fell in love with him when they came down to visit. they are keen to adopt him so i think he will make the move stateside once we decide to leave.
beyond may everything is still a little vague, although all signs are pointing to a trip to geneva, with stops in l.a. (to see aya) and maryland (to see epito and epita). we are researching the possibility of sneaking off to france, spain or portugal for a summer surf trip, but its looking pretty darn expensive. but hey, we’ve got time to hunt around. if you know anyone who has a surf shack they want to rent in europe, get in touch!
a permanent move to sayulita is still on the table, but we decided that we needed to put some distance between us and the town in order to get some perspective. i’m sure we’re going to miss it terribly. the big question is whether we miss it enough to want to take the big plunge!
speaking of leaving, our best friends heidi and dmitri are leaving on thursday. dmitri got a job offer in hawaii (tough luck, i know) so they are packing their stuff up and taking off. their depature marks the end of an era – we arrived in sayulita within days of each other and have become very close. their kids are like our kids and vice versa. sniff sniff.
we’ve still be woefully lazy about taking photos. now that the waves are dying down perhaps we’ll start snapping shots again.
oh, and congratulations to kara-leah & luke, and dennis & miae for becoming proud parents! welcome to the club!