When we checked out the opportunities the school offered last Monday, with Juli, the Director of the School, we were pleased to learn they offered flexible scheduling arrangements. We've chosen 2 hour classes, three times a week. That should allow us to continue with boat chores and projects, explore La Paz, visit Club Cruceros for coffee hour and to meet with other cruisers, while leaving time for study and practice. Having the folding bike for Carol and finding a larger framed used bike for Kelly has given us the flexibility to ride up to the school, which is a 10 - 15 minute ride away and save our feet for other excursions.
Yesterday morning (Thursday), we enjoyed a few hours over brunch catching up with our amigo Frank. That was followed by an adventure riding an 'urbano' bus, which is supposed to travel across the city to further neighbourhoods. As Marina Palmira is on the north end of the city, we chose a bus which listed the Pedregal neighbourhood and asked the driver if he went near the marina. He said yes, so we had a tour through downtown, then turns to the right and left, always in the right northerly direction. Our thoughts were that he'd eventually reach the main road coming or going....not so! At the very top of the high hills he advised us to get off and pointed to a dirt road heading west. We could see the harbour, but not the marina. Long story short....we walked and walked, and confirmed with some house painters at a home under construction that we were on the right road. Eventually we reach the malecon very near the marina. Quite the city tour as well! All for 8 pesos each.
|The long road home|
|Still a ways to go ...|