Voyages of Liberte
Home at Isla Navidad

After sailing 3,000 miles in the past year to get here, we're slowing it down and soaking it all in. We've taken up residence at the Isla Navidad Resort, where Liberte rests on E Dock in front of the mission-style Grand Bay Hotel under the palm trees and shockingly blue skies. We've made some great friends, sailed on a magnificent yacht and hung out by one of the resort's three swimming pools just about every day. David's getting a lot of writing done, and on her morning walks Rebecca's found one of Sammy's favorite trails yet, leading to a 'Top 10' beach. The waterfront town of Barra de Navidad is a quick dinghy ride away. This feels like home until late February, when we head north to Banderas Bay in time for regatta season.

01/23/2010 | steve W
Looks like heaven. wish I were there. Thanks for the update
01/23/2010 | Wes Koenig
Wow! Dreams come true! Adventures Ahead! - Keep me in the loop! Wes
01/23/2010 | David VH Cohen
Wow, what an idyllic place!
01/24/2010 | Suzie & Keith
Miss you bunches. Glad you two are doing what makes you happy.
01/25/2010 | Michael Little
Hey Dave, Make your way to Tortola and we will meet you there the first week in April. Another must see for sailing is the Greek Islands. It was a fantastic trip last year. Later, Mike
01/25/2010 | Pete Chase
As I look at these pics, it is snowing out and I'm writing Russian poetry while downing cheap vodka. I'll straighten out by the time Amy gets me on the boat. I'm hoping that Dave will sweep the coatamundis off of me while I tan. Can't wait to see you guys. P&A
01/25/2010 | Sholeh
Few live a dream like this, even if they have the means. Life well lived!
01/25/2010 | tim koerner
Glad to see you are having fun.
Will you let me know if my wife makes it down there?

01/25/2010 | Alison Karpenko
you're giving the rest of us something to dream about. thanks for sharing your stories.
01/25/2010 | Chrystal Young
Hey Liberte, save me a spot!!!
01/27/2010 | Jo Ann N
What a wonderful journey--wish we were there, too! K and J
01/28/2010 | Casey
Living the DREAM Bro!!!!!!!!
01/30/2010 | Warren&Debbie
I'm looking for some beachin massage therapist pics
02/06/2010 | Warren&Debbie
Everybody wishes you a Happy Anniversary!! Celebrate!!!!
02/15/2010 | Lisa and Caseman
Are you kidding me! At this moment, we are weighing a FedEx package containing Casey, Lis, Roba, Judah, and a mere 175 pound malamute. I think we can make it work...I have provisions for the journey to destination...Liberte! There are no words for the beauty in your photos. I can not believe the amount of time that has passed. We miss you all...and can not wait to see you soon.
Ah, Bequia

Besides Liberte, this might be Rebecca's favorite boat name, and one of our favorite islands of all the islands so far.

01/26/2010 | David and Vernice
Hi, again. Skype was great. Thanks for the initiation. You both look so great that we hope that some of your radiance will be contagious.

Do we have this right?
1. Cab to Barra de Navidad
2.Water taxi to Ilsa de Navidad
3. E dock in front of Grand Bay Hotel

(Where do we ask the cab driver to drop us off in Barra de Navidad or is it obvious if we are getting a water taxi)?
This is what I wake up to

It's morning in Liberte's aft cabin, and I'm snuggled up with my two girls.


Rebecca heard them chattering away in a strange language, in their nightly tribal raid on the rubbish bins.

01/23/2010 | mark w
Looks like a mexican raccoon, what a fantastic shot!
Sometimes we dress up

A clean shirt, Rebecca's new Mexican dress, and a reception on the 6th floor of the Grand Bay Hotel, with Barra de Navidad and Melaque over our shoulders.

01/28/2010 | Case
Looking good guys, just found your site, cool!!!! The Lawhead clan wishes you safe sailing! Lis, Case, Juda, Roba & Alaka
Morning run

Great hills and cobblestone streets that lead to beaches and hilltop views, with no traffic, and best of all, no leash.

01/24/2010 | Suzie & Keith
Miss my little girl and her favorit boy... you two have been in my dreams, my prayers and always, my heart.
01/28/2010 | Case
Is that the white rabbit of Mexico?

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