Wednesday, March 16, 2016

La Cruz to Mazatlan

Mazatlan sunset
Touring Sayulita with Barb
Time is ticking away at La Cruz as we attend to the more common theme these days of boat repairs at sea. Currently we have a leak in the fuel injection pump which lost four quarts on the trip in to La Cruz in just 12 hours. Turns out it needs replacing which will keep us at dock for a spell longer than planned. We took the opportunity to visit Jos and Barb in nearby Sayulita. This darling surfer town is very popular with the gringos. A picturesque beach with artsy shops and coffee bars is a welcome change from the somewhat all-inclusive perfections of P.V. While we were there a mini windstorm blew up and sent sunbathers and merchants scurrying for cover.

Tomiko in the engine room

   At last the engine work rebuild is complete thanks to the speedy handiwork of Steve and Tomiko, and Mazatlan awaits. We will spend a week or two there with our friend Kelly, and raise a glass for the Emerald Isle on Paddy's Day!

Local Heroes; Simon Bolivar, Che Guevara and Bob Marley

"The monastery bells are softly ringing,
As twilight ends the long and sultry day,
In fragrant homes the village girls are singing,
Along the tranquil blue (Banderas) Bay."

1 comment:

  1. Sorry we didn't get to officially say goodbye to you two. It was great reconnecting in La Cruz. Sail safe and we'll see you two on down the road... XOXO Liz and Chris, s/v Espiritu P.S. Pretty photos in the blog. :-)