The beautiful Playa de Boquita in Bahia Santiago!
Wow, where has the time gone? I knew I was overdue in writing a blog, but didn't realize it has been almost 2 months. I can't seem to talk anyone else on board to share their thoughts so I guess I'll fumble through.
Some of you know that this year the plan for our family was to be back in Banderas Bay by mid-February so we could prepare ourselves and Endeavor for the Pacific Puddle Jump (www.pacificpuddlejump.com) which is basically a migration of sailboats that depart independently sometime between March and May, and head south to the Marquesas. Our journey would continue through the French Polynesia to Tahiti, Tuamatos, Bora Bora, back to Tahiti, on to Hawaii, and then home. The first leg is 2600+ miles and takes roughly 3 to 4 weeks. In Rick's estimation, the entire route from Puerto Vallarta to Washington via French Polynesia would be somewhere around 10,000 miles. That's a daunting number when you have to cram all of those miles into about 4 months. We would be moving all the time which really defeats the purpose. Having at least a full year from the time you leave Mexico for us is more realistic. So, the difficult decision was made and we have put "the Jump" on the back burner. Spending a 2nd season in sunny Mexico isn't too hard to handle!
Anyway, since leaving Zihuatanejo after the first of the year, we've been plugging along, taking our time along the coast from the Santiago / Manzanillo area to Tenacatita, dropping our anchor in a few of our favorite spots in between. We even managed to squeeze in a field trip inland to Calima City. So Instead of filling this blog post with more words, I've decided to fill it with pictures instead. Enjoy!
Love the fine dining experience of the 10 peso street tacos!
Go James! Taco #3!
Colima City field trip! Check out more photos of the banana plantation, brick factory and a various photos of the city....in the gallery!
Rick snorkeling in Carrizal
This is why we love Carrizal!
...and for the clear warm water
My favorite reason to go to Barra! Fresh baguettes, croissants, and pastries delivered every morning to our boat. Love him!
The walk way up and around to the Secret Beach!
The Secret Beach behind the Grand Bay golf course by Barra.
Watch out Dad! He's catching up!
My surfer kids...