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Mar 15, 2010 - Manzanillo

This weekend we went to Manzanillo to do a scuba diving course. We started off in the swimming pool learning the basic skills, which I found out weren’t so basic, and then moved on to do a couple of ocean dives. We went out on a boat to do the dives and on our way saw whales and dolphins. First we saw the mummy and baby humpback whales, which were massive and looked incredible. Then we saw some dolphins in the distance. I think seeing whales especially here is rare so we were really lucky. The scuba diving was amazing; the first time I...

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Mar 8, 2010 - Back In LasHadas Again

Welcome to my life, Thurs. Feb.18th we left LaCruz fueled up Babeeze and go out to the anchorage in order to get a early start tomorrow. At 4:15 AM we leave. We must first cross Banderas Bay the largest bay on the west coast of Mexico. It is 20 miles across. All southbound vessels leaving Banderas Bay must pass Cabo Corrientes, a steep rocky headland with the Sierra Madre Mountains raising in the distance. Since Cabo Corrientes projects into the prevailing winds, local winds can accelerate causing turbulent disturbed seas accompanied by...

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Feb 9, 2010 - Manzanillo

Manzanillo is Mexico’s busiest commercial seaport and is billed as the fishing capital of the world. We wanted to get away from the beaches, weren’t interested in fishing, so we booked a tour to Colima and Comala. It seemed everyone else on the ship did too; we filled four huge buses; luckily, they staggered the departures so we wouldn’t be falling over each other at the stops. It was a beautiful ride along a really good highway; the bus driver took what’s called the quota road, or the toll road. We know from experience the tolls are...

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Feb 7, 2010 - The Things We Tolerate

Greetings from LaCruz, I'm going to begin our blog this time from the bottom up because it is more exciting. After months of no rain things have drastically changed. Monday evening it began to rain and over night a significant amount fell, some area receiving 2 inches. Tues. morning it was still sending it down. Not being made of sugar we headed into town for marine supplies as well as some last minute boat provision, hoping to leave Wed. or Thurs. However our plans have changed a bit. Tuesday night around 10:00pm a rare weather front...

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Jan 12, 2010 - San Blas, Nayarit to Manzanillo, Colima

As planned I headed south along the coast towards Puerto Vallarta. The road from San Blas to Las Varas, where it joins Mexico 200, is a nice, somewhat narrow, paved road that meanders along the shoreline at points and then up into the hills at other points. There are plenty of curves and today, very little traffic. Once on Mex 200 the traffic picked up considerably but it was not too bad. Being on a motorcycle makes it much easier to pass slow moving trucks or other vehicles. In a car or a motor home this could be a very frustration drive...

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Jan 11, 2010 - Mazatlan is warmer

Ano Nuevo or Happy New Year from LaPaz, Since our last blog two very notable holidays have come and gone. It is hard to be away from our families at this time of the year but snow and cold verses sun and sand...makes the choice some what easier. LaPaz is a beautiful little place with lots of historical charm and beauty however since our last visit a couple of modern stores have crept into the mix. Both Walmart and Home Depot were bustling with activity as people scrambled to prepare for Christmas.I watched a happy wide eyed little fellow...

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Dec 16, 2009 - Merry Christmas From LaPaz

Feliz Navidad Dear Family and Friends, Today Wed. Dec. 16th we woke up to a strong norther with mucho wind.It's bueno (good) to be safely tied in a slip as the winds gusts are up to 35 mph and its making Babeeze do the dance, but I guess when it's -35 with a wind chill of -51 one really has nothing to complain about. Where did the year go?? Suddenly it's December again and we realize with a blink of a eye we will soon be marking 2010. Even though the streets and shops are decorated many with real trees it is hard to make ones self...

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Nov 20, 2009 - Across to LaPaz

Bueno dias From Mexico, Monday Oct. the 26th, another first for us, were being haul out, Babeeze needs new bottom paint. In preparation ,Friday we took the dinghy over to see how all this goes. First things first you needed to pay $350.00 for the the use of the hoist,then they want us to be there at 8:30 in the blessed AM Monday. Poor Rene, he need to back Babeeze in between to narrow concrete pillars 15 feet off the ground. The approach is off to one side with a fair amount of current and the small space to turn around in is small. Back at...

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Oct 26, 2009 - Manzanillo

Tropical storm, earthquake, torrential downpours… another week in Mexico! The weather has been mental; when tropical storm Rick hit Mexico last Wednesday it didn’t stop raining, which is very unusual for Colima. The drainage system is non-existent as it doesn’t happen very often, so I found myself wading through water to get to the bus stop. I even lost my shoe in the road at one point which was quite embarrassing. Classes have been good this week with more people wanting to practise their English, and some who can speak well, but are...

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Oct 23, 2009 - Mazatlan

Greetings from Babeeze, After spending three wonderful months with friends and family in Canada we returned to beautiful, hot, humid Mazatlan Sunday Sept. 20th leaving Edmonton at a cool rainy 15 and arrived here at a scorching 38 degree. Departing we had such a huge hockey bag filled with boat parts as well as bits and pieces stuffed where ever it possible in the rest of our luggage, that we were afraid they would not let us take it all on the plane. However after dropping some extra dough we headed over to go through security and this is...

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Sep 6, 2009 - Canada

Hello from Edmonton Alberta, Canada ...ay The ticket are bought and we will return to Mazatlan on September the 20th. Lets hope that we find Babeeze how and where we left her. We watched with great interest hurricane Jimena and were relieved when she choose a different route that did not include Mazatlan. We returned to Alberta just in time for Father's Day. The weather must have known that we were coming and choose a special day for us. We left Mazatlan at 100+ and landed in Edmonton to rain, wind and I think even snow or at least it felt...

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Jun 17, 2009 - Getting Ready To Go Home

On Thursday June the 4th we finally left LaCruz. We had become some what of a permanent sight on the dock and were on fist name basses with the staff and the boat cleaning boys. Though sad to leave it was time to get going. After being dock bound for so long we traveled only 15 miles to Punta De Mita as a warm up for our fist day. This very rolly anchorage with strong surf pounding it beaches was home for only one night. With in 20 minutes of setting the anchor some fool in a power boat ran over our brad new $45.00 anchor marker and of...

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