Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Sailing North

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Barra de Navidad

Barra Marina and Lagoon
Since this shot five boats have left to go north. Maybe they need to lower prices and improve amenities, such as drinkable water. The occupancy in the hotel is low as well.

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Water Sliding in the Grand Hotel Pool

Marina Office

Wings and Peregrine
This boat to our port side is another Serendipity 43, Peregrine, owned by Gene and Sue. We met them first in Vanuatu in 2000, and from there they beat us back to Mexico (we didn't know it was a race!). They are the first serendipity 43 to sail around the world. Now they live in California, I believe.

Beach Restaurant in Barra de Navidad

Fuel tank

This looks benign now, but a few days ago we had a fuel blockage and when I went to investigate the tank turned into a gusher; I got diesel on my face, in my eyes, in my hair, and in my mouth, to say nothing of on my clothing and all over the boat. Dang that sucks.

Nakamal
John and Elinore cruised with us most of the time we were south this year. Good friends.

Tenacatita Sunset


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Sailing to Chamela

Wings Anchored at Pajarera, Chamela Islands

Rugged scenery

Rock awash

Black Vultures

Pelican

Boobies

Boobies

Black Beaked Whistling Ducks

Boobies

Mama Sea Gull and Baby

Pelican

Perula Point Scenery

White Water

Axe Man
Can you see the man wielding an axe in these rocks? Rumour is that it was an actual man who was turned to stone by a local witch doctor.

White Water Close

Perula Beach

Pineapple Vendor

House in Perula (F & M Limon)

Beach Bar

Chamela's miles long beach and mountains behind, Beautiful!



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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Las Hadas-Manzanillo

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Arrival at Las Hadas

Manzanillo, Old Town

Old Manzanillo looks about the same as before, up close it is tacky and there are lots of shuttered shops and buildings. It is a consequence of the movement to the suburbs. Happens every where.

Manzanillo Old Town

Manzanillo Old Town

Manzanillo Panga Fleet

Town Sculpture & Marching Girls

Judy approaches the sculpture

Hill and steps

Judy Meets Dr. Gutierrez

Colonial Hotel

Wall Hanging

Las Hadas

The eye catching hillside of Las Hadas is a condominium complex which seems to be falling into disrepair. I wandered around and found it empty and poorly maintained.

Return to Las Hadas, Tower

Las Hadas, from the boat

Looking down

Zig Zag Hallway

Plants on Balcony

Arches

Dark Hallway

Angles

By Brisas Hotel

Also part of the Ls Hadas complex is the by Brisas Hotel, which looked very nice, although they didn't allow us to enjoy their facilities as promised in the guide books. We did anyhow, for a while, then they kicked us out.

Hotel Pool
Judy is swimming in the pool in this photo.

Driveway

Plaza and archway

Must have been Two Angels

Stairway

Lobby




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