13 December 2013 | Marina Riviera Nayarit, La Cruz, MX
Warm, strong cooling breezes in the afternoon
We are now in the Marina Riviera Nayarit, the marina in La Cruz. We’ve moved the clock forward, into the Central Time Zone of the US. It is a gathering point for cruisers going somewhere else. Cruisers are arriving daily who are completing the “Baja Haha” a cruising rally from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta, involving about 150 boats. There will be a big celebration in a couple of weeks as the grand finale of this event. Many Baja Haha cruisers are completing their first offshore experience.
Boats are gathering from all other points of the globe to do a rally called “The Puddle Jump,” a passage to the Marquesas in the South Pacific. About 120 boats are registered for that rally, including several of our friends. These boats will wait until the trade winds stabilize in approximately March. Until then they will be doing repairs, upgrades and provisioning.
Other boats are preparing to go south to the magical cruising grounds of Mexico’s “Costa Dorado” or “Gold Coast”, with constant gentle breezes and warm, crystal clear waters. If all goes as planned, Adesso will be among the boats going south.
We’ve checked into the marina, and are docked next to Kenny on SV Sangria, who is a fountain of local knowledge. On the other side is SV Flying Carpet, from Oregon. We’ve processed into the port with the Port Captain and have met our legal obligations.
As we sit in the cockpit in the evening we feel the tropical breeze, look out at the mountainous jungle, and watch the sun sneak down between the sailboat masts until it is hidden behind Cabo Corrientes, until tomorrow.
It’s a Wonderful Life – On Adesso!