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Isla Grande, Ixtapa

19 February 2012
Sail down the afternoon seabreeze on a broad reach, navigate past the underwater pinnacle rock, and drop the hook into the warm waters of Isla Grande. A long time ago, when I first sailed Mexico on "Marlin," some lady told me "go to Ixtapa, baby, it will blow your mind." So here we are prepared to be mind-blown. A kayak to shore, a table for two under a beach umbrella, and a bit of ramble around the island, and yes, I'd say she was about right. Over my shoulder you can see the shores of Playa Lindo, where I'd go surfing a few days later with Roberto and Ivan. After I took my lumps in the head-high, perfectly glassy waves, and caught a dozen or so good rides, we drove back to Ivan's place, where his gorgeous young wife made us some shockingly tasty - and blindingly hot - chiliquiles for lunch. Then I just stared out at their view and soaked up the mellow vibe. We spoke in some Spanish and English strung together with a lot of laughing. I had such a good time with those guys.
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Vessel Name: Liberte
Vessel Make/Model: Beneteau 361
Hailing Port: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, USA
Crew: David and Rebecca Kilmer
About: We circumnavigated Vancouver Island in 2009 and then headed south "where the weather suits our clothes." We're cruising the warm waters in season, always interested in the next new port of call.
Extra: Here's where we are: http://goo.gl/uI4dST
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Who: David and Rebecca Kilmer
Port: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, USA