|We left Cabo at sunrise on 12/10/10 buddy boating with Anna and Journey.|
|Headed for Isla Isabela which was a two night overnight passage.|
|We had beautiful sunsets,|
sunrises, beautiful night skies, and lots of sea life.
Only 100 miles to go!
Isla Isabela is a National Park known as the “Galapagos of Mexico”. The Blue footed boobie, frigate bird and iquana populations are truly amazing. Great snorkeling, too.
|Still active fish camp which was the best dinghy landing.|
|Blue footed booby - there were thousands.|
|Many of the females were sitting on eggs in the sand. Males were either guarding the female on the nest or doing their mating dance which consists of picking their feet way up off the ground.|
|There were even more frigate birds than boobies. |
The males are the ones with the red sacks. Females were sitting on nests.
|Loomba-Loomba anchored off of Las Monas at Isla Isabella|
|Loomba-Loomba and Journey are visible behind Jim.|
Next stop San Blas (Mantenchen Bay). Arrived in time to go ashore for happy hour in a palapa on the beach…………NOW it seems like Mexico!
|Jeff & Dori from Journey and Joe and MaryLou from Anna|
|Main street in Mantenchen Bay - |
banana bread is sold everywhere and it's really good.
We took the jungle cruise early the next morning. It was well worth the time and effort.
|Our guide was great.|
|We were the first boat of the morning.|
|Lots of different kinds of birds and lots of iguanas.|
|A clear spring at the end of the ride up the river.|
Chacala was next. Perfect little town and beach.
|Chacala -view from the cockpit.|
|The landing beach for the dinghies is at the bottom of this street.|
|Journey, Anna & Loomba-Loomba anchored in Chacala.|
We stopped and anchored out overnight in La Cruz before heading to PV. Arrived at the Paradise Village Marina in Nuevo Vallarta the morning of 12/19. We are leaving Loomba-Loomba in the Marina while we stay at a condo in PV over Christmas and New Years.