Sherman we must go back one more time to quickly get caught up with Euphoria
so set the Wayback Machine for November 2014
Our destination will be San Carlos, MX
A few weeks getting the boat ready and off we went for our first crossing of the sea. We set the hook in one of our favorite spots, San Juanico. For almost 3 weeks this was our view of the sunrises while enjoying a coffee on deck.
Below is a slide show of our trip down the Baja to La Paz, we arrived December 9th
Remember our trip to Reno, NV to visit Curtis & Katie from s/v Aurora, here we caught up with them again in Puerto Escondido where Katie was in town for a few weeks. After spending time on Isla Monserrate, Bahia Candeleros and a day in Loreto it was time for Katie to fly home and our buddy boating journey began with Curtis. We worked our way down to La Paz stopping along the way, it took us about a week. There are a few pictures of some of the damage that Hurricane Odile caused. We were in La Paz for about a week getting provisioned up and enjoying dinners out and dock parties. Poor John off of s/v Scot Free Eh was to spend the winter in La Paz while the rest of us continued our way over to the mainland and down the coast. We set up our usual SSB net and talked almost everyday and daily he wished that he was cruising with us like last year.
Our journey to Los Muertos takes us past some beautiful Mexican homes and after we had set our anchor this Mexican yacht pulls in and anchors next to us. On December 20th we started our 50 hour crossing over to La Cruz where upon our arrival we captured some more beautiful Mexican homes and 2 days later we get another mega yacht neighbor.
Friends Stan & Cheryl from Coalhurst, AB were in Neuevo Vallarta for a week holiday and looked us up, we had a wonderful time hanging out for 3 of their 6 day holiday and sailed Banderas Bay for a full day.
January 18th we pulled up the anchor and started our journey south. First stop was Punta de Mita, then on to Punta Ipala and Chamela where we hung for a few days. We found a secret beach where we spent an afternoon chilling and downing a few beers. Next stop was Bahia Tenacatita and the Estuary tour. The estuary is cool in itself so I put those pics below in a slideshow of their own.
Very cool estuary, lots of birds and a few crocs. At the end of our day we stopped at a palapa for a few coldies and when we got back to the dinghies Curtis had noticed that my dinghy was tied to his. Well the tide could have come in and I forgot my anchor, so....
We left Tenacatita and headed over to La Manzanilla for the night and left the next morning for Barra de Navidad. A few days there and we were off again and as we rounded the point we were treated to a show by the whales that just happened to be passing by us. Our next stop was Bahia Santiago where we did a quick estuary tour and then walked the streets and backways. It seems that every house in Santiago has a pool and if there was a family home they could be heard splashing and having great family fun.
Next stop was Las Hadas where we anchored just off of the Las Hadas Resort where the movie 10 was filmed. Bo Derek was nowhere to be found. A bus ride over to Old Town Manzanillo where we spent the day walking through the streets and found a back road that went by a creek where in the trees were all kinds of Iguanas basking in the sunshine.
Grand Isla Navidad Resort & Marina
Sitting poolside and just relaxing at the marina for a week has come to an end and tomorrow we start our trek back north ( February 11th, 2015 ). One of the highlights of Barra is this guy who personally delivers daily fresh baguettes, croissants, danishes, pies, quiches and special breads. Known to all as THE FRENCH BAKER.