After a week in Zihuatanejo it was time for Gemma to return to the States
for a couple of weeks to squeeze the Pig and do some work. The first
children's picture book was sent out to publishers and we've got our fingers
and toes crossed that someone decides to publish it and develop the rest of
the potential series.
In the meantime Zihuatanejo was gearing up for the second annual
International Guitar Festival. Musicians from Canada, the States, Mexico and
beyond were converging on the small town to play guitar, dance and sing into
the wee hours.
Carl, along with Steve and Claudia (our friends onboard Naiad) become the
groupies of Guitar Fest, attending almost every event and staying up most
nights until 5am. It was terribly hard by all accounts and Carl was even
spotted dancing on one occasion! Copious amounts of tequila were consumed in
order to survive the ordeal and even this hard-core trio was struggling on
more than one occasion.
Tom Freund (by coincidence also a friend from Venice). Site Link
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Also featured were Gypsy, a Latin American trio from Canada, Goh Kuorsawa,
Jim McComick and many more. The music was varied and talent fairly oozed
from Zihuatanejo as the town jumped and danced non-stop for a week.
Gemma returned at the end of the week to reign in the chaos which was
probably just as well as severe liver disorders were starting to make
themselves known. Arriving in time for the final concert and appreciating a
little of what had been enjoyed throughout the week, it was a magical
Steve and Claudia presented us with a gorgeous set of personalized tequila
glasses to commemorate the event, the engraving looking like something done
with a rusty nail, gift-wrapped in newspaper; we will treasure them forever!