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

Puerto Escondido

01 January 2009 | Puerto Escondido, Mex
Nancy
Feliz Ano Neuvo! I know it's been a few days since we last posted. We have been sailing the last couple of days so we could arrive at Puerto Escondido in the daylight. We celebrated New Years Eve making the approximately 180 nm passage from Acapulco to Puerto Escondido. It was a beautiful evening traveling across the ocean (almost like lake) with a very bright half moon, several shooting stars and visits from small pods of dolphin! I must have picked the short straw or lost in "rock, paper, scissors" to get the midnight to early morning watch when we make the longer passages! No not really, this is just how it has been working out. Some reason I have been able to rest during the early evening that makes it easier for me to stay up in the late hours while Brian can rest. I have been enjoying doing watch in the middle of the night, its amazing how peaceful and beautiful it is out on the ocean.
We were excited about our new landfall because we have read that this is a well-known surf spot from way back.....discovered in the 1940's. We arrived in the early evening the next day but found that the anchorage described in the cruising guides was taken over by all the pangas. We searched around for shallower water and found we could anchor just outside the panga area in 45 ft of water, just off a beautiful beach that was set up for the locals for swimming. We could see from the beach off at short distance from were dropped anchor was the surf beach. We would go ashore the next day to explore our new landfall.
We want to wish everyone a very happy, healthy New Year!!
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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. [...]

Who: Brian & Nancy McCluskey
Port: San Diego