San Carlos, Mexico, marks yet another new arrival for Liberte. In this case, an arrival made all the more sweet by knowing she's completed her intended travels for the season. The 4,000 sea miles and 8 months from Bellingham were as rich an experience as we could ever hope for, with every adjective you can imagine. To reach the harbor, we made an overnight crossing of the Sea of Cortez in big following winds, making landfall at dawn at the dramatic high-cliffed entrance. This view from our hotel balcony on the last evening in Mexico will serve as a nice screensaver during our time away, and a good reminder of all that awaits here onboard our beloved Liberte. Rest well, girl.
After haulout at San Carlos, Liberte goes backwards down the road, complete with police escort.
Our ticket to the gate, the beach, the pool and other creature comforts at Paradise Village Marina.
Racing on the Bay03/07/2010
It's regatta season on Banderas Bay, and David's been racing for Cirque, a Beneteau 42s7. We just wrapped up the Copa de Mexico, an extraordinary 8 days of racing and events that included a visit from the President of Mexico. David got to shake the president's hand during the closing ceremonies. Wow! It's pretty sweet watching whales, dolphins and diving booby birds from the rail of the race boat. Next up, the Banderas Bay Regatta. We're on Dock E at Paradise Village Marina, with a local crocodile that surfaces from time to time.
Racing on Cirque03/07/2010
Rebecca took this photo from the media boat during Race Day 3 of the Copa de Mexico. David's closest to the bow.
How's that for a committee boat?03/07/2010
This regatta was a huge deal in Mexico; here Navy boats help run the race.