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THE ADVENTURES OF S/V SERENITY AND HER CREW
The cross of La Cruz
03/08/2010

This is the cross of La Cruz, which means the cross in Spanish.

Serenity in La Cruz
03/08/2010

2/22/2010 Serenity in her slip at La Cruz.

La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
03/01/2010

[%youtube*F64GkJu]1-19-2010 Up anchor at 4am and we were on our way to La Cruz de Huanacaxtle or just La Cruz. We had smooth seas with no wind on this leg. It would have been relaxing except for the Mexican fishermen's long lines. Long line fishermen lay a 1/4" nylon line that is held close to the surface with plastic soda bottles. They attach mono-filament lines with baited hooks every few feet. There are three problems with long lines; they are difficult to see, they can be miles long, and they are just below the surfce-- so they run down our keel and get hung up in front of the rudder. We tried and tried to avoid them, and we did dodge a few of them, but some had to be cut free from our boat. We could not relax-- we srained our eyes watching for these lines. We arrived at La Cruz at 4pm and anchored for the night. The next day was windy and we moved into the marina Riviera Nayarit at la Cruz. This is newer marina and is sort of nice. La Cruz is a smaller, cobble-stoned, little town with a lot of charm. Do not miss La Cruz-- it is very interesting and the food is great! We recommend the Black Forest restaurat for German/Mexican fare, and Tacos del Calle for the best meat tacos around.

Isla Isabela
03/01/2010

Serenity was anchored behind Las Monas, a very interesting duo of spires. We were blessed as the weather was settled enough to anchor here.

Isla Isabela
03/01/2010

The shrub trees were literally crowded with Frigate birds. Some of the males puff up their gullets to look like big bright red balls under their chins. The Mexians call Frigate birds tijerattas, which means 'scissors', a reference to their scissor-like tails.

Isla Isabela
03/01/2010

The Blue Footed Boobies were everywhere and it was difficult to walk as they nest right on the ground--everywhere! This booby was exhibiting behavior that said "stay back".

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THE CREW OF SERENITY
Who: SHERRY AND GORDON CORNETT
Port: Ventura/Mammoth Lakes California
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