06 July 2010 | Auburn, WA
21 June 2010 | Tijuana
06 June 2010 | Auburn, Washington
07 May 2010 | On the Sea of Cortez
05 May 2010 | On the Sea of Cortez
22 April 2010 | 23 16.1472'N:106 27.9054'W, Mazatlan
06 April 2010 | 23 16.1472'N:106 27.9054'W, Mazatlan
27 March 2010 | Nuevo Vallarta
12 March 2010 | 19 11.9'N:104 43.1'W, Mexican Gold Coast
17 February 2010 | 17 38.1'N:101 33.3'W, Zihuatenejo
06 February 2010 | Puerto Vallarta
23 January 2010 | La Crux
14 January 2010 | La Crux
05 January 2010 | 21 50.532'N:105 52.915'W, Isla Isabela
01 January 2010 | Mazatlan
13 December 2009 | La Paz
26 November 2009 | 24 33.5'N:110 23.9'W, Ensenada Grande on Isla Partida
21 November 2009 | La Paz
10 November 2009 | Leaving Cabo san Lucas

Playing with Friends

12 March 2010 | 19 11.9'N:104 43.1'W, Mexican Gold Coast
Well, unfortunately we were not able to see the butterflies in the state of Michoacan. With all the rain and flooding inland, the tours have been suspended due to infrastructure damage. In fact when we last checked in Zihuatenejo, it was snowing in the mountains and the poor Monarchs were hunddled together, no doubt thinking this was the very weather they were migrating from.

We left Zihuatenejo about a week earlier than planned because Craig got some late breaking news that he had to be in Seattle in early March. We returned to Tenacatita and Craig flew out of Manzanillo while the kids and I stayed in the anchorage. It is a nice safe place and there were tons of other kids in anchorage...including our long lost friends on Albatross that we had not seen since Christmas.

Craig was gone for 5 days and it was a great opportunity for me to get more comfortable with some of the requirements when we are at anchor such as: using the generator, using the water maker, driving the dinghy, landing the dinghy onthe beach etc.

The boys have been having fun jumping off the boat and swimming. The gaggle of kids seem to challenge one another to try more daring feats...where pretty soon I prefer not to look at the heights they are jumping from...

Tenacatita was great, but as with all places, there comes a time when it is 'time to go'! We left Tenacatita today and have moved to a small anchorage known as the 'secret anchorage' because it is not in the guide books. It is very pretty with an older hotel and some palapas on the beach. We are here with another kid boat "Whatcha Gonna Do" and are expecting "Albatross" a bit later today. Tomorrow it is off to Malachi where there is a week long Saint Patrick's Day festivities.

We will be saying good-bye to our friends for a few weeks/months as they are heading further south and we will north. We are meeting Craig's Dad, Aunt and Uncle in Puerto Vallarta in a few weeks. Also we entered Journey into a regatta so we will be racing the week before everyone arrives.

P.S. This was written a few days ago. Right now we are motoring north in a small weather window to try and get to Puerto Vallarta. It will probably take a few days since the wind picks up in the afternoon and then we're bashing into big waves, so it's better to sit at anchor and try again the next morning. We just left Barra de Navidad an hour ago.
Vessel Name: Journey
Vessel Make/Model: Benetean Evasion 37
Hailing Port: Tacoma
Crew: Craig, Melanie, Jordan & Marcus
About: We're a family of four who enjoy our adventure through life together.
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