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Mar 6, 2010 - Still in Banderas Bay

Wow, where to begin? Since we were bashed while at anchor in the 70+ knot maelstrom in La Cruz we have had lots of time to decompress, assess and enjoy our time here. Temporary repairs are complete. Because we decided to delay the adventure to the South Pacific for one year we are now on the slow track. No more lists of items to purchase, things to learn, provisioning for 2 months at sea (potentially) or maintenance items to rush through. Now we just enjoy the life of full time travelers. To help us do just that, our new found friend, Peter...

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Feb 6, 2010 - Battle at La Cruz

As many of you are now aware, we made the most recent edition of our favorite sailing mag, Latitude 38 and it wasn't a good thing. http://www.latitude38.com/lectronic/lectronicday.lasso?date=2010-02-03&dayid=383 (cut and past link above to see the electronic article) Situation: We were anchored just outside of Marina La Cruz for a few nights in the company of about 25 other boats. On the night of 2/2, just as we hopped into bed with about 15 kts of wind, a couple of big swells suddenly hit the boat and we heard our windlass jerk (winch for...

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Feb 6, 2008 - La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

Our first focus here was to catch-up with the other boats that are crossing to the South Pacific this year, a group known as the PuddleJumpers. The meeting with this group was at the Paradise Village Yacht Club, in Nuevo Vallarta. So naturally we had wanted to get a slip in that marina, but it was full... most people having made their reservations a year or two in advance! Anyway, the harbormaster pointed us to the La Cruz Marina, about 8 miles west of Nuevo Vallarta. Having heard stories of nearby sketchy marinas, i.e. lack of security,...

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Feb 4, 2008 - Buen Dia from La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nayarit, Mexico

Hola! Just a quick entry to let you know where we are now (La Marina Riviera at Nayarit - or "La Cruz" as the cruisers call it) and that we will be continuing our journey south on the 9th of February, heading to a sleepy little bay in which to anchor, Bahia de Chamala. We are both well, although I am now trying to adapt to weather that is in the 80's with higher humidity. I thought I'd send 4 collections of photos to provide a small "slice" of life as we have experienced it: First, some of our daily routines living on the boat,#'s...

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Dec 13, 2007 - La Cruz/Puerto Vallarta

We wanted to stop along the way at Jaltemba and Punta Mita before La Cruz but found ourselves in the middle of large swells and lots of wind on our trip south. I started to feel queasy while making lunch and we both decided to just keep going. In addition, large swells are not conducive to anchoring a boat. So we continued into the large Bay of Banderas. It is approximately 20 miles wide and 15 miles deep. This bay is best know for it's largest resort area, Puerto Vallarta. We are anchored out just off the new La Cruz marina. This is a...

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Jan 26, 2004 - A Lazy Day in PV

Today was the first day that we rewarded ourselves with a day of what tourists to PV seem to like best: eating and laying on the beach. We had two excellent meals at restaurants that I would definitely recommend to anyone coming to the area. For brunch, I had a stack of pancakes served with raisins, apples, and a special type of Mexican caramel. For dinner, we went to what is probably downtown Puerta Vallarta's most popular restaurant: Café de Olla. Every night, lines 30-40 people long can be seen outside this establishment, all...

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