Breaking Away from Puerto Vallarta
05 December 2017 | Punta de Mita, Mexico
Life is good in Paradise Village! The Yacht Club, Restaurants, swimming pools, sandy beach, Starbucks, ice cream, provisioning at Wallmart and Sam's Club, marine chandeliers like Zaragosa's, biking to Bucerias, scuba diving to Los Arcos, and the list goes on. But this morning we checked out with the Port Captain as required in Mexico. Then we motored to La Cruz, a nearby marina that has a fuel dock for filling up our diesel tanks (72 gallons). Then we sailed to Punta de Mita to anchor for the night. The wind increased as the afternoon continued, and we enjoyed a Close Reach doing 6+ knots in the second half of the sail. We anchored in 25' of water with a comfortable 10 knot breeze to keep us cool in the afternoon 82F temperatures. It finally feels like we are out on our own, and ready for heading south towards the Panama Canal. This evening we are listening to Sirius Radio, and a light jazz station (Water Colors) that includes some holiday music in their mix. So we hope you are enjoying your Christmas holiday season. Cheers!