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San Pancho!

09 January 2019
Saturday January 5
Just up the road from La Cruz Marina, where we've been for the past 2 1/2 weeks, is the sweet little town of San Pancho (also known as San Francisco).

People say it is like Sayulita was 15-20 years ago. San Pancho has a quiet, laid-back vibe, with bougainvilleas overflowing from arches and balconies of charming old casas. No high-rise hotels here. Local businesses and restaurants line the cobblestone streets; The beach life is a combination of surfers, campers, and families; Colored umbrellas contrast the white sand, where swimmers and surfers defy the rough surf break and undertow.

Brunch at Maria's was tasty! An omelette filled with chorizo, avocado, cheese, onions, peppers warmed our soul and filled our tummies. It was fun watching everyday life in motion with the local characters...human, canine and feline! There were some tourists, but it hasn't been overrun. I hope it keeps its charm.

It's easy when cruising to stay on the boat at an anchorage or a marina, and not explore or venture too far from "home". We were glad we pryed ourselves away from Pinocchio for a day's visit to San Pancho! Plus, I love saying "San Pancho!" "San Pancho"!

Vessel Name: Pinocchio
Vessel Make/Model: Custom Frers 33
Hailing Port: Woodacre, California
Crew: David Pressley and Susan Micheletti
About: David, Skipper; Susan, First Mate (soon to be skipper...shhh mutiny!)
Pinocchio was built entirely of Spanish cedar in Brazil and launched in 1991. A stout yet light West System cold-molded custom boat built to a German Frers design, with a LOA of 33.5 feet, beam of 11.5 feet and 6’ draft. Pinocchio’s build and history includes many days’ labor of love and [...]
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