If you found this blog via a link from a cruising site ~ we did cruise Mexico on our Ocean 49 cat for a season. See the first text box on the right for links to our preparations, trip down Baja, life in Mexico, cruising and trip back up to SoCal. Unfortunately we are back to the grind in the USA...
Saturday, March 31, 2007
"Guavi" Arrives in Banderas Bay!
"Guavi" arrived in Banderas Bay (the bay Puerto Vallarta is located on) today - Saturday, 03-31-07! They anchored in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle ("La Cruz" as it is know to cruisers) right next to Dave & Kellie on "Sweet Lorraine" (the boat Jim helped take down to La Paz in November). All is well on the boat - had a decent trip from Cabo to PV, a little rolly - similar to when we crossed 10 years ago on "Thistle", but fine. They are going into La Cruz for dinner tonight with Dave & Kellie. Jim said the town looks totally different from the last time we were there, just over 7 years ago. Lots of growth and a marina being built. They will head South towards Barra de Navidad in few days. I'm flying in to Manzanillo next Saturday (April 7th) for a week, and will get to enjoy my favorite anchorage on the mainland "Tenacatita"! I will get to do the jungle cruise and eat fish rolls! Will also get to see Melaque, Barra and another favorite Bahia Santiago and the town of Manzanillo. And see the GUYS (mine especially)!
We cruised Mexico's West Coast for 3 years on our prior boat, "Thistle" a Columbia 50. Went back to California in 2000 and bought the "new boat" in 2004. We then spent a year and a half cruising in Mexico. We just did the "Baja Bash" ~ sailed up the outside of Baja and returned to SoCal! We are We are now back to work for awhile...
A thought we say to ourselves everyday:
"You'll only regret the things you didn't do".
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." ~ Mark Twain
"Life is either a daring adventure or Nothing." ~ Helen Keller
"A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for." ~ John A. Shedd
"Make it happen." ~ Alan Burg of the sailing vessel Toshal
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the places and moments that take our breath away." ~ Anonymous
“Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.” ~ Rabbi Hyman Schachtel
"Make 'someday' today." ~ From inside a Dove candy wrapper