Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico
Jul 3, 2012 - Time to Go to Canada
Hola, I bet you thought that we had fallen off of the face of the earth..not so. This cruising season was far from being exciting. After having a haul out on the first of March we still had to hang here, we had a recall on a piece on our mast. We choose to wait in Mazatlan until the part was shipped from the States and installed. The company strongly suggested not to go sailing as the mast would have fallen down if the part failed. So we waited and waited!!!!!!!One of our batteries failed so we waited some more for a new one to come from...Jump to full entry
Mar 15, 2012 - Manzanillo, Mexico
We pulled in at 7 today and our group met in the Piazza at 9:30. This is a pretty small place and we are not taking an official tour today. We plan to just walk off and see what is here. This is a substitute port for Acapulco which was removed from the itinerary because of the crime and kidnappings there. We wandered around the port area and there wasn’t much to see there. There was a small square with some shops and several craftspeople on the dock seling handmade things. It’s a beautiful sunny day in the 80’s. Manzanillo is Mexico’s...Jump to full entry
Dec 17, 2011 - Merry Christmas
Well at long last I have decided to make an entry. We are in Mazatlan once again and loving it, this seem to be where I enjoy being most this time of the year. Yesterday we attended a performance by the salvation army children.They danced and sang their little heart out. Rene and I could have kidnapped at least a couple of there little gaffers with their killer smiles and beautiful brown eyes. I also went to a chicken breakfast last week where we paid 150.pesos to eat all the funds went to supply hampers to the poor family in the out lying...Jump to full entry
Jun 2, 2011 - The Sea
Hola, After having to stay in LaPaz an extra day because of a Tsunami warning closed the port we finally left Mar. 13th. We spent the next week relaxing at several beautiful anchorages within a few miles of each other on the island of Espiritu Santo. This island a marine park, is home to whales , sea lions, dolphin, turtles, some 500 different fish species and 210 different kinds of birds. Volcanic in origin it has fantastic cliffs with colorful striated layers of pink, ivory, and black rocks. With its stunning turquoise waters...Jump to full entry
Mar 11, 2011 - We have wheels!
Yes its true. After walking around for the last 2 weeks we now have a set of bikes to ride. Our old buddies from Maude Bay have a place down here and have a couple extra bikes and offered them to us! Nice, it feels like we have a car. We just glide around all over the town. The festival is in full swing now so every night at 3.30 and 4.30 large explosions happen in the sky. The sound is very loud and the vibration sets off many car alarms. LOL This is Mexican fun I guess. Rox wakes up and is no so impressed but I wear my ear plugs and just...Jump to full entry
Mar 9, 2011 - Dinner & The Festival!
Started off with a big cup of my favorite drink, Pippa coco nut juice. Next we did a walk around town to see if our old friends from boating in Powell River were home, they were not. Spend the rest of the day at the beach and they we went for our first high end dinner. Yup time to flex with the bucks. There are three very good rest in town and Los Caracoles is one of them. I had the coco nut prawns and Rox got the Mahi Mahi Florentine. It was high end dinning service and on the way our we were presented with a soft chocolate each by a...Jump to full entry
Mar 8, 2011 - Yoga & The Circus!!
Wow, it was an other hot and dusty day in Melaque! We make breakfast at home and spent the first part of the day at the pool. Next Rox was off to Yoga! So I just headed over to the Albatross Rest down on the beach. They are trying to raise money for a girls dress for prom so there was a little deal on dinner and the money was forwarded to the girl. Rox was looking forward to a nice meal after Yoga but I had other ideas. Lets grab some grub at the Albatross and then go to the Circus. Wow, I was pumped. We paid our 30 pesos or about 25 cents...Jump to full entry
Mar 6, 2011 - Barra For Sunset!
Yesterday we went to Barra to go shopping. But, we got stuck in the local cruising sailboat bar with half price margs. Hmm So, after a few margs Rox & Donna Jean went shopping for some funky Yoga Pants from India I sat on the curb and soaked up some sun! After shopping we got some food at one of the local shops and headed up high in a bar to get some more half price margs and watch the sun go down over the ocean. It was great. Ops forgot to mention we walked to the bay next door and bumped into some friends of Rox´s from Nanaimo. So, had a...Jump to full entry
Mar 4, 2011 - Trip to A Mexican Island ( Kitchen Islands)
Yesterday we got up early and did the tour bus to a small fishing town (La Parilla) not sure how to spell. It took 1.5 hours heading North up the coast. We got there had breakfast then were speed off to a small island surrounded in white powder sand and lots of bird. My favorite bird of the day was the Brown Boobie. Wow it did not even look real with green plastic looking feet. The birds are afraid of us so we come right up to then and say hi, take some pics and move on. Quite a climb up to the cliffs to see the birds through cactus and...Jump to full entry
Mar 2, 2011 - Fancey Dinner & Trip Plans!
Yesterday we went to a fancy res. ( Salamanders) We had super large margs , 70 Pecos and a prawn pasta for 140 pesos. Divide by 11 to get Cdn price. This was a little good bye party for Jane whom is off to Ont. to go skiing. We were given free tequila shooters and and the place was very elegant. This morning woke and took our coffee to the beach and watched the pelicans fish. Then we took a walk down to the Wensday market, Rox was shopping like mad. On the way back we stopped at the local bakery and got some 1 hour old break and buns. Rox...Jump to full entry
Mar 1, 2011 - Beach Party!
Yesterday was a beach party to say good by and thanks to the Canadians that have stayed and made this town prosper. So why not invite the tyranny's and the locals to put on some stage shows on the beach, add some half price drinks......... beer is 7 pesos. We had a blast and met a pile more old friends from the Nanaimo area! We are going on a trip 1.5 hours up the coast to Costalaege to go snorkelling and see some sites on Thurday! BradJump to full entry
Feb 28, 2011 - We've Left Finally !!!!!
Buenos Dias! After being in Mazatlan tied to a dock for 8 months Babeeze is finally free. Back tracking a bit we returned to Edmonton for a cold snowy Christmas and enjoyed a wonderful time with family and friends. I had the second carpal tunnel surgery and Rene had some throat surgery. We remained in Canada until New Years Eve and then returned to Mazatlan. Though it was great to be back the weather was not all that balmy. The swimming pool was passed over and the hot tub became the hot ticket item. Long pants and sweaters had to be dug...Jump to full entry