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Cruising with the crew of CALOU on the Baja Ha-ha and Pacific Puddle Jump
Having fun!
Pascale
02/18/2015

Antoine and Bruce went on a guided ATV tour with Rob of SV Shindig and Pat on SV Starshine yesterday. They went from Saint Patricio and followed an arroyo until they reached a waterfall and it lasted from 10am to about 3pm. They were tired, but happy.

SEE YOUTUBE VIDEO HERE

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Overdue updates!
Pascale
02/18/2015

We've been at the Isla Navidad Marina since February 1st. On our way down from Paradise Village we stopped at Ipala, Chamela and Tenacatita. We tried Paraiso, but found it too surgy!
We hurried to meet with our dear friends Debbie and Jeff from S/V Sailors Run. We arrived at Isla Navidad a few hours before Super Bowl. We refueled, showered and went to meet Debbie and Jeff in Barra de Navidad. They came for dinner the day after and took off for Santiago Bay the next day. We're going to visit with them again from Feb. 22nd to the 25th, before they sail South to Ecuador.
As we decided to have some work done on Calou, ( new teak and new top and hull paint ) we rented a nice 3 bdr place near where they anchored.
Meanwhile, we've been having a great time meeting new and old friends.
I've been trying to post more than one photo on a post with no success. So, for now it is what it is!

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Boat Work in Barra
Bruce
02/18/2015, Barra de Navidad

We’re having Calou repainted with two part epoxy from the waterline to the top of the mast. They just sprayed the first coat of primer today on the port side of the hull.

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Christmas time and New Year's Eve in California
Pascale
01/17/2015

We are back in Mexico after almost a month home in California.
Our older son, who is sophomore at Cal Maritime Academy, was with us for Christmas. We had a good Christmas having family and friends over. We had 13 guests on Christmas day. On New Year's Eve, we went to our Yacht Club. The theme was The 20's and the movie 'Midnight in Paris'. We had a great time.
We're planning on sailing South to Barra de Navidad, our favorite spot. Probably sometime next week.

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Back in Paradise for a little while
Pascale
12/01/2014

We've been back in Paradise Village, Nuevo Vallarta since Nov 12th to check on our dear Calou. She's been taken care of by Alison from Anklar Marine over the summer. Calou was in good condition when we came back.
Time is flying by. We are going on our daily walk and have been playing tennis. Antoine is doing his school work. We decided this year to spend the Holidays back home in California with our older son François who is a sophomore at CMA. Only 2 weeks to go until we fly home. We fly back to PV early January. Not long after that, we'll probably sail down to Barra de Navidad.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

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Surprise trip!
Pascale
05/04/2014

On April 26th, Bruce surprised me with a 9 day trip to Cancun for my Birthday. We rented a gorgeous condo at Mareazul in Playa Del Carmen 45 minutes South of Cancun Airport. The place is right on the beach with 300 foot long pool!
We've been enjoying the white sand beaches and turquoise water. We snorkeled in a "Cenote" river that is mostly underground. We did the part that is open to the sky. We also snorkeled with Sea Turltles at Akumal where they feed on sea grass. We went to visit Tulum Mayan Ruins right on the coast.
We'll be back in La Cruz on May 5th.
We'll go into Paradise Village not long after that to leave "Calou" for the summer and fly home at the end of June.

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Patron Saint Festival at La Cruz
04/26/2014, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

We are really enjoying the great little town of La Cruz. They just spent a whole week celebrating Easter, "Semana Santa", and then they continue on for a whole 'nother week of nonstop partying for the festival of the village's patron saint. I can tell you, these people are indefatigable. I'm typing right now at 1 a.m., and can hear the Oompah oompah of the tubas from the town square.

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Enjoying La Cruz
Pascale
04/07/2014

We have been in La Cruz for a week now. We are still waiting for our outboard to be fixed and a sun cover to be repaired for our jib.
While waiting, we are enjoying going on walks around La Cruz and surroundings.
We are also enjoying our friends Elisabeth and Doug, John and Anita from s/v Hilbre, and Delphine and Robert from s/v Wahkuna.
We went to Masala here in La Cruz for dinner, delicious with an elegant colorful ambiance. The Sunday Market was a blast once again!
We found a resort with a pool nearby where they allow sailors to use the facilities as long as you order food and drinks. It was easy enough to get in!

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