S/V Si Bon

Who: Steve Cook
Port: San Diego, California
21 May 2013 | San Diego
05 May 2013 | San Diego
19 April 2013 | Sun Harbor Marina, San Diego, Ca. USA
17 April 2013 | Ensenada to San Diego
08 April 2013 | San Diego (by land)
06 April 2013 | San Diego (by land)
03 April 2013 | Marina Coral, Ensenada, Baja California
29 March 2013 | Ensenada
25 March 2013 | Bahia Tortuga, Baja California
21 March 2013 | Punta Abreojos
12 March 2013 | San Jose Cabo
10 March 2013 | San Jose Cabo
06 March 2013 | Nuevo Vallarta
28 February 2013 | Paradise Village, Nuevo Vallarta mexico
26 January 2013 | La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico
04 January 2013 | La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico
23 December 2012 | Barra de Navidad
19 December 2012 | success and failure
17 December 2012 | Ixtapa to Manzanillo

Temporary Mexican Resident

24 February 2012 | Mexico
The reason we've been here in Banderas Bay for so long is due to the fact that three weeks ago I applied for my Mexican Temporary Resident card (FM-3). I was told that it would take 2-3 weeks to be processed. Today I went to the local Mexican immigration office, was finger printed and issued my FM-3... making me a temporary resident of Mexico. There were many reasons for my decision to become a resident of Mexico, the biggest benefit is that I no longer need to return to the US every 6 months to be reissued a tourist visa...as I am no longer a tourist here. I'm sure that most of my Mexican friends will still consider me a tourist just the same.
Since we had to wait around the general vicinity anyway, we decided to make the most of it and have been busy exploring the beautiful Banderas Bay. On Monday we departed Puerto Vallarta and sailed over to Yalapa (pic) for a couple of days. Yalapa has no road access, everything there must be brought in by either boat or mule. We hiked through the towns VERY narrow streets and up to a cool waterfall. As always I was amazed at how friendly the townspeople were as they pointed us in the right direction towards the waterfall.
We are now back on the hook (anchor) in La Cruz and will be busy, busy, busy, getting ready to leave Banderas Bay next week and continue south. At this time we are planning on staying in Mexico for the remainder of this year...subject to change of course.
Vessel Name: Si Bon
Vessel Make/Model: Beneteau 411
Hailing Port: San Diego, California
Crew: Steve Cook
This is the plan.....In late 2009 after going on a wonderful charter to Turkey and Greece and seeing and living the cruiser lifestyle I decided to move into the next phase of my life. [...]
Extra: I am currently in Banderas Bay (Puerto Vallarta area), where I will be spending the 2012 hurricane season at the beautiful Paradise Village Marina.
Si Bon's Photos - Main
21 Photos
Created 14 April 2011
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Created 10 April 2011
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Created 10 April 2011
24 Photos
Created 2 April 2011
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Created 16 March 2011
Sailing south.
16 Photos
Created 8 March 2011

Who: Steve Cook
Port: San Diego, California