Following the Moon

23 April 2017 | Somewhere in the Sea of Cortez
12 March 2017 | Punta de Mita
24 February 2017 | La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
16 February 2017 | somewhere between Tenacatita and Puerto Vallarta
03 February 2017 | Banderas Bay
01 January 2017 | Mazatlan, Mexico
09 December 2016 | Marina Mazatlan
27 November 2016 | Marina Mazatlan
22 November 2016
19 November 2016
15 November 2016
14 November 2016 | Still in CDA
09 November 2016

Enjoying Banderas Bay

03 February 2017 | Banderas Bay
Humble apologies for the time between posts. Sketchy internet in the marina in Mazatlan meant not much time spent online, and the time we were online was usually accompanied by colorful words as we tried to work around the myriad of challenges.

The first two weeks of January were spent in much the same way as the weeks before had been, working on boat projects in Mazatlan, making new friends, enjoying the gorgeous weather, swimming and beach walking, eating delicious food, and watching the Seahawks and the Gonzaga Bulldogs, when we could find a strong wifi signal or a local bar that was showing the game.

Mid-January, Beth flew back to North Idaho for a few weeks while John sailed south to Banderas Bay. He's anchored just off the village of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle and has been enjoying an abundance of live music, good food, cold beer, and nice people. Not to mention stunning sunrises and sunsets, the song of whales in the bay, warm breezes, and moonlit nights.

Today, they're predicting 4-8" of snow in North Idaho, so Beth's inside where it's warm, counting the days until she flies to Puerto Vallarta. John's brother Mike from Tennessee and friend Dean from Coeur d'Alene (though he's spending the winter in Mexico with his wife Linda) have joined him on the Mangata, and they'll be sailing south toward Barra de Navidad over the coming days. Rumor has it that much storytelling, fishing, and laughter will ensue.

Not sure of our plans beyond that; John will return to Banderas Bay, Beth is looking forward to exploring La Cruz, and the snow will most likely continue to fall in North Idaho...
Vessel Name: Mangata
Vessel Make/Model: 1988 Hunter
Hailing Port: Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
Crew: John and Beth
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