Our last multiple-day trip (to Bara de Navidad) was mid-May, 2014. The time between then and now has been occupied by several smaller trips to La Cruz or Punta Mita. Our days in Puerto Vallarta were drawing down and we wanted one last bite of the PV Cherry!
As usual, we were accompanied by dolphins on the way to Punta Mita. Harley was surprisingly well behaved this time, perhaps she’s getting used to them. Usually no one can utter the ‘D’ word.
INFINITY ∞ anchored just offshore, Punta Mita.
It’s playtime! The whole family is in.
We went ashore that evening & had a fabulous seafood dinner. I love Mexico!
Chloe chose her own. In fact we all did. It was fun. : )
The next day was spent lazing around, reading, sunbathing, a Mojito or two,,, I had to get back to work so we made the most of it. We discussed moving on, departing Puerto Vallarta when I got back.
I’m back from work, to where I belong – with my family on the boat! and now it’s “GO” time. We invited a few of our friends (fellow cruisers: Heinz, Margarite & Domonique from MERIDIAN, and Jay & Becky from Ocean Star) to a ‘good-bye’ night out. We met up at INFINITY, then onwards to PLACERES restaurant.
,,,look into my eyes (have I told you lately,, I Love You!)
The next morning we officially said “Good-bye, we’ll miss you” to Puerto Vallarta & our friends, after 8 amazing months of calling PV “Home”.
,,,and on our way to Cabo we go.
As we approach Cabo San Lucas, night blooms into day right before our eyes
The famous EL ARCO ‘Golden Arch’ emerges as daylight appears. This is cool!
Approaching Cabo Marina Basin
INFINITY all secure in her assigned in slip: L19. It was a great spot, located in the centre of everything. I’m not sure what we expected, but we all enjoyed Cabo San Lucas more than we thought we would. It was off-season, but still bustling & exciting, though not so much that we had to wait to get a table, etc. And the weather was perfect!
We went out for a few celebratory Pacificos. (,,,when in Rome,,) (nice bag Julie!)
Next day, back to work.
It takes 3 days to totally clean our boat. 1 day to clean, 2 days to wax. We had help with the waxing this time.
,,,a couple that shines-up the anchor together, stays together,, (Julie keeps telling me ; )
She looks good! Getting better every day, bit-by-bit. The boat looks good too! ; )
Julie couldn’t help herself,,,
We stayed a week in Cabo. We set no time frame, we were in no hurry, but Cabo ain’t cheap.
Chloe and I start getting the heavy weather gear (Sea Anchor & Drogue) prepared for the 4 1/2 day transit up North. The trip up tends to be called the infamous Baha Bash. Turns out, aptly named.
The next day, we were on our way. Another glorious sunrise. I often stand up at the bow, as we make way towards our next destination, and Thank God for this wonderful opportunity. We are bound for San Diego, USA. We’ll make a stop at Ensenada to officially check-out of Mexico.
,,,’and now for something completely different’ (as the Brits like to say,,,)
As INFINITY approaches Ensenada,,, just as we enter Bahia Todos Los Santo, we see them:
“Whales stbd bow!” I yelled out to Julie, and joined her out on deck. We saw they were approaching fast, and I had to skip-it back to the wheelhouse and scrub off a bunch of revs, then ran back out on deck. The whales dived under the boat as we coasted over them. I’m still unsure of their intentions, as they hot-footed it over to us,,,playing perhaps? I like to think so.
20 minutes later we were entering Marina Coral, Ensenada, and assigned ‘B-dock, End-tie’. I had sent a couple of emails to Frank Bahm – N46 NAVIGATOR, and we were able to hook up. Great! I love it when a plan works out. : )
And look what we saw! Oh yeah, that’s right,,, that’s SAUMLAKI – Nordhavn 62 Hull No. 001 – looking mighty fine indeed. Julie was loving that fact that this 22 year old vessel was looking outstanding.
Frank drove us around to the Port Captain’s office on our last day, so we could officially check-out of Mexico. We had a fantastic time in Mexico, and now it’s time to move on. Our next stop is San Diego, USA – a mere 60 miles up North.
We chose San Diego to carry-out a ‘Maintenance period’ on INFINITY, prior to heading to Hawaii. We have a lot of spares to buy, provisions to stock, engines to maintain, upgrades to administer, the list goes on,,, But perhaps the most important task is getting Harley prepared to enter Hawaii.
,,,,INFINITY & CREW ARRIVED SAN DIEGO, August 19th, 2014