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Cruising with the crew of CALOU on the Baja Ha-ha and Pacific Puddle Jump
CYC Staff Commodore Meeting in Barra
01/30/2009, Barra de Navidad

It was a CYC reunion in Barra! Staff Cmdr. Bruce & Pascale Powell met with Staff Cmdr. John & Sharon Warren and CYC members Bill & Mary Finkelstein at a great little Italian resto in Barra. The Staff Commodores plotted a hostile takeover of the Club.

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02/01/2009 | Michael
Dang, that beats the heck out of being here. You guys have it right. I imagine that your hostile takeover would be met with a sigh of gratitude and relief. You would be greeted as liberators!
Dinner with Seabird
01/29/2009, Barra de Navidad

We had dinner with Lou & Marge of Seabird, a Swan 51 from Fresno CA. Lou is a Transpac Singlehander, but he talked Marge into doing the Baja Haha with him this year.

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Arrival at Barra de Navidad
01/28/2009

We arrived at Barra de Navidad day before yesterday; we are staying in the marina at the Grand Bay Hotel. I read that Conde Nast has rated this resort as #1 in all of Mexico. I can believe it, this is a gorgeous hotel. As guests in the Marina we are considered guests of the hotel with access to all the resort amenities.

The hotel is just a short water taxi across the channel to the picturesque town of Barra de Navidad. It's a great walking town with tons of great restaurants and shops along its cobblestone streets.

Here's a picture of the swimming pool at the hotel.

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02/09/2009 | sherry (anchorage)
Ah man, that place looks so awesome!!
Second Day at Tenacatita
01/25/2009

This morning we rode the dinghy up the estuary at Tenacatita; this is a wonderful 2-hour trip through a mangrove jungle. Along the way we saw exotic birds, crocodiles, and some kind of strange primate or marsupial with a long prehensile tail. We're not sure what it was. The jungle trip ended up at a beach where we spent a few hours snorkeling, then had lunch at a palapa restaurant on the beach. Lunch was the local specialty: fish filet stuffed with 'mariscos', being a combination of shrimp, squid, octopus, and scallop.

After that we returned to the main beach at Tenacatita, where we played bocce ball with some other cruisers on the beach. As the sun set, we returned to Calou for dinner. One of the cruisers, Archie from Sea-tacean, loaned us a DVD movie called McHale's Navy. It's a military comedy set in the Caribbean... except that the movie was filmed right here in Tenecatita Bay. So if you're reading this, and you want to see what Tenacatita is like, you could rent this movie. Hey, it even has Ernest Borgnine, from the original TV series!

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Anchorage at Ten Bay
Bruce
01/24/2009, Tenacatita

Pictured is our boat, Calou, anchored at Tenacatita Bay. This is a beautiful anchorage with calm, warm waters. We spent the afternoon at the beach, playing in the surf, having lunch at a palapa restaurant on the beach, and meeting with other cruisers for a Rubber Ducky contest.

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Rubber Ducky contest at Tenacatita
Bruce
01/24/2009, Tenacatita

The cruisers organized a Rubber Ducky contest; each of us bet on which ducky would make it to shore first. As it turns out, we bet on a "Santa Claus" ducky that came in 3rd.

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01/25/2009 | Judy Armstrong
Awesome picture! The boys can add this one to whatever college application essays they write about their '09 cruise. :)))
01/26/2009 | sherry
Those ducks are adorable. Looks like you guys are still having a blast! Are you homesick at all yet?
01/28/2009 | Bruce
homesick? nah!
We do plan to fly home in March to do some spring skiing, though.
Chamela Bay photo
01/24/2009

Pascale enjoying a beer at Chamela Bay.

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01/26/2009 | sherry
Pascale, you look so beautiful! ~~Looks like you've been having a wonderful trip!
02/03/2009 | Pascale
Thanks!
En Route to Tenacatita
01/23/2009

We had a nice evening at anchor at Chamela. This morning we decided to go snorkeling by a nearby reef, then we took the dinghy to the beach by the little village. The surf was a little rough for a beach landing so we anchored the dinghy about a hundred yards off shore and swam to shore. We had our wallet, towels, and dry shirts in a "dry bag" so we could look presentable ashore.

We had lunch at a little palapa restaurant on the beach, garlic shrimp and diablo shrimp for Pascale and me, and fish and quesadillas for the boys. Then we loaded our gear back into the dry bags and swam through the surf back out to our dinghy, and then rode the dinghy back to Calou.

At that point we started preparing to depart Chamela bay to head towards Tenacatita. Tenacatita has something of a reputation among cruisers as a favorite destination. People have been known to spend years at anchor in "Ten Bay". We're looking forward to seeing what the hulabaloo is all about.

We should be arriving at Tenacatita right around sunset, about 7 PM.

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