Sailing with Celestial's Tripp

We are a Tripp 47 racing boat turned cruiser that we bought in Maine in 2009. We sailed it through the Panama Canal and up to Seattle then back to Mexico and over to Hawaii in 2012.

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27 February 2019
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Volcano Trip from Barra de Navidad

27 February 2019
Scott and Donna Hansen
Lisa and John, our friends off Molly J, helped us check in at the Marina and made sure we saw the tour brochures offered by 'Jupiter' of Admire Mexico Tours. One was to see the Volcano in Colima and some coffee plantations, so we started to make plans to go.

It meant bringing our passports to the ETN bus station the day before to make sure we got on the 8:20am bus to Comala, Colima. That took around 3 hours, but we were given a ham and mayo sandwich and a drink for the ride. The way back we only got a bag of Doritos so be prepared. There were no options for those who were gluten free!

Jupiter, our tour guide was waiting for the 5 of us with his comfortable van and delivered a great presentation both while driving and off his tablet when we stopped along the way. Visitors are only allowed within 8 kilometers of the volcano, but we could see steam rising from the summit that day.
Jupiter is very knowledgeable in the history of the area and explained the workings of volcanos in general. We visited a small coffee roaster as well as a local lake that was originally a crater. He pointed out many wild birds along the way. We walked through an avocado plantation and got to see a 300-year-old tree.

The tour ended in time for our 3:40 return bus but for some reason that bus didn’t come, and we had to wait an hour for the next one and got back to the boat after dark but had a great time, costing less than $70 a piece.
Vessel Name: Celestial
Vessel Make/Model: Tripp 47
Hailing Port: Mere Point, Maine
Crew: Scott and Donna Hansen
About: On our first boat in 1977 Scott said, "One day I'd like to sail around the world." We did that from 1988 to 1996 on a J-36. Now we own our 4th boat, a Tripp 47 'Celestial' that we are retiring on.
We sailed from Maine in 2009 to Panama, up to Seattle, back down to Mexico and over to Hawaii in 2012. 2013 we went to NZ, Aust. and the South Pacific returning to Hawaii in 2015. In 2016 we sailed to Alaska and back to the Northwest. We kept our boat in Portland until April 2018 when Scott and [...]