Skip to main content


Showing posts from April, 2014

Isla San Francisco to Puerto Escondido

If you would like to see where these places are you can click on our Sailblogs link and then on the map. This is a much better map than the yotreps map link. On April 10 we said our goodbyes to the Anna crew and headed north to Puerto Los Gatos. Amazingly the anchorage was empty. We anchored in the south lobe and we had the whole bay to ourselves until the next afternoon when two other boats came in to anchor. Great beachcombing, fishing, and snorkeling.  Water was clear and warm (76) Next stop Agua Verde - one of our favorite anchorages.  We stayed in the north lobe for awhile and then  moved to the south lobe when the wind was changing to a southerly.

We took the Feel Free pledge to "Catch, Print, Eat"!


and since Simon is going to be four months old tomorrow I thought I would share some new pictures.......

Punta de Mita through Isla San Francisco

Our crossing from Punta de Mita turned out to be about 60 hours. We had some good sailing and motor sailingwith flat seas until about the last 10 hours when it turned into washing machine conditions.
We were very glad to drop the anchor at Muertos at about 9PM on day three. After a few days at Muertos we headed up toward La Paz and had a great day sailing up Cerralvo Channel and San Lorenzo Channel with spinnaker and then the jib.  Puerto de Balandra was our next stop. We stayed in Balandra for several days waiting to connect with Mike and Kathy and Tom (Chrissy's brother) and Claudette on Anna. The weather  was perfect. The water was as clear as a swimming pool and between 74 and 75 degrees.

La Cruz 2014

March 22, 2014
I wrote this on March 22, but had to wait until I had wifi to post it.
La Cruz 2014
We spent over a month in the marina in La Cruz. While there, it took the better part of a week taking care of the charging problem with multiple trips to PV and Bucerias. We also got some other boat projects done.

The last couple of weeks of March the Bay was very busy with the Banderas Bay Regatta, the San Diego to PV race, the J24 North American Championships, and the Copa Mexico Regata which includes everything from kite surfers and optis to ocean racers. Two of the boats in the San Diego to PV race were huge trimarans. The fastest one made it in 2 days and 8 hours – averaging 24 knots!

We had Susy and Jake (who stayed in Sayulita) and Kurt and Nancy (who stayed in Bucerias) visit us from home – it was really fun to spend time with them here in Mexico.