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Cruising with the crew of CALOU on the Baja Ha-ha and Pacific Puddle Jump
Mexico Lindo
04/05/2009, Barra de Navidad

Pascale relaxes at Mexico Lindo, the best deal for a meal in Barra. You can get a great lunch or dinner there for less than 50 pesos ($3.50 US).

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Calou at Barra
04/05/2009, Barra de Navidad

Here's Calou at the marina at Barra. We're preparing our boat for our travels to Panama, adding a batter to the battery bank and upgrading the connection to the windlass.

We should be ready to leave Barra in about a week, if all goes well.

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Coconuts & Bananas
03/23/2009, Barra de Navidad

Between Barra and Manzanillo, the plantations of coconut palms (above) and bananas (underneath) go on as far as the eye can see...

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Back In Barra
03/23/2009, Barra de Navidad

After a 3 week hiatus in the U.S., we're back aboard CALOU in Barra de Navidad. We brought with us a bunch of boat parts and supplies. First order of business: to work on getting the windlass to run better.

I ordered a new 4D battery (to match the ones we have in the House battery bank) which I plan to install in the forward cabin, as close as possible to the windlass. This should minimize the voltage drop we were getting at the windlass.

Yesterday we drove to Manzanillo in a rented car to do some shopping. We took this photo of a roadside fruit stand along the way.

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Spring Break at Tahoe
03/08/2009, Incline Village, Nevada

We're taking a 3 week break from the boat, and are skiing at Incline Village, Nevada. We'll return to Mexico on March 18. In this photo Pascale and Bruce enjoy the view of Lake Tahoe from Diamond Peak.

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French Baker
02/16/2009, Barra de Navidad

The French Baker is a real fixture in Barra's cruising community. He delivers freshly baked croissants and baguettes right to your boat via his panga each morning.

When we hear him on the VHF radio, he sounds just like the character "Le Beau" on "Hogan's Heroes".


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video: Calou Zoo
02/08/2009, Barra de Navidad



The crew of Calou, plus friends Ron and Liz, make animal sounds on board Calou in Barra de Navidad.


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02/09/2009 | sherry (anchorage)
Ok, you guys are seriously having too much fun!! I'm jealous! ~~~LOL

Wish I was there too! :o)
Beach Toy in Barra
02/06/2009

Bruce picked up a used surfboard in Barra.

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