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Sailing Somewhere Until We Get There
Dragon Adventures
Who: Cary Purvis & Tom Kohrs
Port: Freeport CA
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Where the other half play
01/15/2011, Bahía Careyes

Much of the coastline is relatively remote and sparsely populated. Then, out of nowhere, the cliff sides light up with grand, luxurious waterfront homes in vibrant shades of blues, reds, yellows lining the shore of Bahia Careyes. We drop the hook for a brief stay where Cary and April dinghy to a luxury hotel while Matt and Bill go snorkeling with a Hawaiian sling (spear gun) and successfully spear a couple of fish.

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We got into Chemala a bit late in the day after a day of light sailing and motoring. We settled down for a quiet dinner and an eveningon the boat.

In the morning, Bill, Matt, and April jumped into the water and swam to shore so they could run the 3 miles of beach. Oh to be young and fit.

Later in the morning, some local pangaleros (fishermen) were just off our boat making a bunch of noise. We went up to see what was going on. Apparently the control arm of their outboard engine had come loose and they could not control their boat. After a bunch of hand signaling and broken Spanish, we figured out they needed a wrench. Out came the tool kit and in a few minutes, they were on their way. Good deed done fo rthe day. Later in the day, on their way back in, they stopped by to drop off a huge bucket of fresh fish. Made for some delicious grilled pescado for dinner.

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Bahia Ipala
01/13/2011, Tehuanixtle, MX

Pushed south to Ipala. Matt, Bill and April swam to shore then hiked to the tortuga refuge run by the Univ of Guadalajara. Tom and Cary had gone the previous year.

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Town's people have gone to the last day of "the fiesta" in Tuito so very quiet. We tried to eat dinner at the restuarant but with all of the cooks gone, they were only serving beer and shimp cocktails.

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Palapas in Yelapa
01/10/2011, Yelapa, MX

Yelapa , a very unique and serene land experience, was our first anchorage which turned out to be quite rolly due to a north west swell. Once ashore we set off walking on dirt paths into the back country which we shared with a variety of horses as there are no cars, other than a few ATVs, in Yelapa. Climbed to the waterfalls set against a tropical backdrop. We also made it a point to find the "pie lady" who walks the beach selling homemade pies.

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Back on the road again
01/09/2011, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

After two fast paced, fun filled weeks in Ca visiting family and friends we returned to Dragon's Toy in La Cruz Marina, north of Puerto Vallarta, on Jan 7. Dragon's Toy was looking clean and spiffy as we had the sides and decks buffed and bottom cleaned while we were gone. The next day Tom's nephew, Matt, and his two friends, a married couple, Bill and April, arrive. All are approaching thirty, fit and ready for some adventure; so, we set sail for places south along the Mexican coast.

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Boat Maintenance in Paradise
12/24/2010, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

We set sail for the six mile trip from Nuevo Vallarta to Marina La Cruz. We actually go 18 miles as the sailing conditions are perfect. Marina La Cruz is a very nice new marina located in a small town with a very authentic Mexican feel. We catch up with several friends and enjoy half price happy hour in the beautiful palapa bar above the La Cruz Yacht Club.

We've made arrangements to have the cushions upholstered with an ultra leather fabric we brought from the states. The first "trial" cushion looks beautiful. While we are back in the states the remaining cushions will be completed.

Flying home on Friday, December 24. Antonio and Kerry, our Ha Ha crew, will fly down on the 29 to boat sit until our return. Think they will enjoy La Cruz and its proximity to many fine beaches and restaurants.

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