The Adventure Begins

22 May 2011 | Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
20 May 2011 | Chacala Bay, Mexico
19 May 2011 | Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
14 May 2011 | Ipala Bay, Mexico
13 May 2011 | Chamela Bay, Mexico
12 May 2011 | Tenacatita Bay, Mexico
11 May 2011 | Manzanillo, Mexico
06 May 2011 | Caleta de Campos, Mexico
05 May 2011 | Zihuatanejo, Mexico
25 April 2011 | Mexico
20 April 2011 | Mexico
16 April 2011 | Guatemala
13 April 2011 | Nicaragua
09 April 2011 | Nicaragua
02 April 2011 | Costa Rica
01 April 2011 | Costa Rica
30 March 2011 | Costa Rica
29 March 2011 | Costa Rica
28 March 2011 | Costa Rica
23 March 2011 | Costa Rica

Riviera Nayarit

24 November 2008 | La Cruz & Punta Mita
Brian
I know it's been a days since our last post but our internet access has not been good. The night we came back from the beach at Punta Mita I realized that I must have hit something (underwater chain) with our outboard and spun our prop. This means that the engine runs but the prop will not push the dinghy forward. This also means I must replace the prop (they don't use shear pins anymore) because I don't have a spare. We rowed back to the boat and decided that we must leave Punta Mita in the morning to find a propeller. In the morning we met a cruiser anchored near by and he checked a local guide and found a local "Johnson" outboard motor dealer. Good news, I called and they said they could get the propeller in a couple days.
We headed sailing eight miles to a nearby Marina. This is a beautiful brand new Marina, which only charged us $17.00 per day for a slip with water & power. The only problem was there wireless internet really wasn't working yet. I really don't miss TV down here but I now realize how addicted to the internet that I'm. It turned out that the Marina was filled with people we met on the Baja Ha Ha or others we met at other anchorages. Of course we got together and talked about cruising and boats. I finally got to wash down the boat with fresh water (it has been a month) and fix some things on the boat. Nancy & I took the local bus ($1.40) into Puerto Vallarta to pick up our propeller and take in the local color. Boy this place is growing. There is one resort after another and many high-end villas. The real estate costs are very high with most homes costing in the millions of dollars. I guess many Americans have vacation mansions and retire here. We came into the Marina (Riviera Nayarit) on the 19th and left on the 23rd so we stayed longer than planned but it was really beautiful and fun to hang around with our new friends.
On the 23rd we motored sailed (low wind) back to Punta Mita. We are determined to surf here. We didn't get a chance earlier because of the propeller issue. So we woke up this morning (24th) and dropped the dinghy in the water, mounted the engine, loaded the surfboards and heading to a local point break. It was exciting to anchor the dinghy outside the breaking waves and paddle into the line-up. The surf was small (3') but fun for Nancy & I. We surfed for an hour & a half and headed back to the boat. I'm writing this while anchored off Punta Mita. I'm going to copy this to a flash stick and we are going to head into the internet to update the website. I hope everyone is doing well and we miss everyone. We will probably stay here a couple of days then start heading south again.
Comments
Vessel Name: Four Points
Vessel Make/Model: C&C Landfall 43
Hailing Port: San Diego
Crew: Brian & Nancy McCluskey
About:
Nancy & I have been planning to go sailing for years. We are not ready to retire but decided to take this trip before we get to old. Sailing takes a lot of energy and commitment so we didnít want to wait until we canít physically handle the trip. [...]
Four Points's Photos - Main
Cartagena
128 Photos
Created 5 March 2011
96 Photos
Created 19 February 2011
60 Photos
Created 11 January 2011
6 Photos
Created 5 July 2010
102 Photos
Created 9 May 2010
56 Photos
Created 27 March 2010
36 Photos
Created 13 March 2010
127 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 31 January 2010
Florida Coast
64 Photos
Created 30 December 2009
Florida
24 Photos
Created 18 December 2009
29 Photos
Created 18 December 2009
24 Photos
Created 3 July 2009
13 Photos
Created 14 June 2009
73 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 9 April 2009
41 Photos
Created 25 February 2009
Touring El Salvador
20 Photos
Created 11 February 2009
66 Photos
Created 7 October 2008

Who: Brian & Nancy McCluskey
Port: San Diego