About some of our customers, via their own websites:
May 6-11, 2012
Many of our clients have used their boats to explore the far reaches of the earth, creating inspirational stories of humor and emotion. We've created this section of the website to share their stories, and hopefully inspire you to move "From Dream to Sea."
From Barramundi's Blog:
La Paz to Puerto Escondido
We stopped in Agua Verde for a few days and this finally looks like the brochure. Beautiful aqua blue water, clean white sand bays and beaches and dramatic mountains. The water is warm and relaxing. There is a small fishing village here with about 150 people. They not only fish but they have free range cattle and goats. They make some pretty incredible goat cheese here and we couldn't resist. This is real rustic living and the power is all solar and the fresh water comes from the village windmill. Everyone is friendly and they are all smiling (I think they have it figured out!).
We made the 25 mile run up to Puerto Escondido, no fish, no wind, no worries. We arrive on Thursday and have reserved a mooring in the bay which proves to be both a blessing and a curse!
Mazatlan to La Paz
Our next destination is Puerto Escondido for Loreto Fest and we are feeling pressure to meet a date as this is a scheduled event. Hope it is worth the rush. We have found that no schedule is the best schedule!
La Cruz to Mazatlan
In La Cruz Ed and Connie treated Pam and I to dinner at the Black Forest, a very nice German restaurant that has a couple that plays Flamingo music, and the night we were there they were joined by two other musicians, one who played the violin. Hearing Flamingo on a violin was an amazing treat and we thoroughly enjoyed the evening.
When we left La Cruz, we sailed about 30 miles north to Chacala, We only spent one night there and we didn't even go ashore as we had stopped there on the way down. Up the next morning and another 25 miles to Mantachen Bay in San Blass. Once again only one night here but we did go ashore and have lunch at one of the beach palapas.
The next morning we headed out for the 125 mile overnight run up to Mazatlan. The 26 hour run was uneventful but as with all overnight runs that we make, we were both very tired the next day. After we rested up, we went with Ed and Connie to Old Town Mazatlan and had drinks atop the Freeman hotel and watched the sunset and then we went to Topolo's in the Plaza Mercado. Topolo is one of our favorite restaurants in Mazatlan and is always a treat.
I needed to fly home again for a week to take care of some things for work and Pam decided to stay and "guard" the boat. I guess she was a little concerned about boat safety even though, the El Cid marina has locked gates on the docks and resides inside a resort! I think she was actually guarding our extensive vine cellar and wanted to spend some time with Ed and Connie. I hope to complete my business quickly and return so we can get the boat over to La Paz and then head up to Loreto Fest by the 29th of April. The adventure continues...