Cruising Adventures on S/V Warren Peace

09 February 2013 | LaPaz, Mexico
26 November 2010 | San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico
13 January 2010 | Isla Partida
22 December 2009 | Isla San Francisco
15 December 2009 | San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico
03 April 2009 | LaPaz, Mexico
19 March 2009 | Isla Isabela
05 March 2009 | Chamela to LaCruz
04 March 2009 | Chamela
28 February 2009 | Manzanillo
28 February 2009 | Colima, Comala, Manzanillo
15 February 2009 | Barra de Navidad
14 February 2009 | Barra de Navidad
03 February 2009 | Puerto de la Navidad
25 January 2009 | LaCruz
23 January 2009 | Chacala
18 January 2009 | Mazatlan
15 January 2009 | Sea of Cortez
09 January 2009 | LaPaz, Mexico

Inland trip to Colima

28 February 2009 | Colima, Comala, Manzanillo
John Warren
Sharon and I along with Scott and Sue on Suebee (Catalina 42) decided to get off our boats and go on an inland adventure. It's time we see a part of Mexico that doesn't have a coastline. We rented a tiny little Nissan Platina (they must only make these cars for small people) and drove to Manzanillo, Colima and Caloma with no real plan for the day except to buy some "dancing dogs". Colima appears to be a rather wealthy city and very clean. It's the state capital of Colima and we think it also must be a financial center. For the first time on our trip we've actually seen people dressed in suits...very professional.

Our fist stop was Colima for lunch. We ate on a sidewalk restaurant right across the street from a beautiful park. On the adjacent corner was the state capital building. We walked around the area for a while to see the sites and then decided to get back in the Platina and drive to Comala.

In Comala we went to their town square to have a few beers and free hors'dourves. While we were there a mariachi band started playing for us and it was so entertaining. The band had three trumpeters, two violinist and a couple of guitars....they actually were quite good.

After about an hour of beers and listening to the band, Sharon and Sue went shopping for the "dancing dogs"...replicas of local tomb artifacts.

The day was getting long and we decided to start our trip home. We tried to get back to the marina before dark, but couldn't make it so we diverted to Manzanillo to have dinner. On our drive to Manzanillo we stopped at a fruit stand and bought water melons. Some of the fruit that we saw and sampled we had never seen before....ever! And...we don't care to ever see them or sample them again. Once back in Manzanillo we drove to the Las Hadas Hotel overlooking the local anchorage and had a wonderful dinner.

By the time we finally got back to Isla de Navidad it was close to midnight. There are no street lights close to the Grand Bay Hotel and as we approached the marina we had to drive through a golf course. There are so many streets on this golf course that we got lost for about half an hour...we were laughing so hard and thought we'd have to spend the night in the little Platina on the 18th hole. The only good thing about getting lost was we were driving around in an air conditioned'd have to be here to reeeeally appreciate the air conditioning.

It was a very long day, but one that we will remember for many years to come. It was filled with laughter, friendship and fun experiences had by all.
Vessel Name: Warren Peace
Vessel Make/Model: 1985 Passport 47 Center Cockpit
Hailing Port: San Francisco
Crew: John and Sharon Warren
About: We discovered sailing early in our marriage and have loved being on the water ever since. We started sailing on San Francisco Bay on a Catalina 27 and then upgraded to a Catalina 36. We then realized that we wanted to eventually go cruising and bought the boat that we have now...a Passport 47.
Sharon and I have cruised up and down the California coast many times and sailed in the 2000 Baja Ha Ha. The four Amigos took Warren Peace down the coast on the 2002 Baja Ha Ha. The boat's home base has been San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico for the past several years. Moving Warren Peace to the [...]

Who: John and Sharon Warren
Port: San Francisco