We arrived in Bahia de Banderas in early December, knowing that we needed to have a safe place to leave the boat while we traveled home for the Christmas holidays. Paradise Village in Nuevo Vallarta therefore became our home port in this area. The plan was to get Pablo settled, go to the states and then start moving further south when we returned. Like so many “plans” that just did not pan out as expected. And frankly, Im starting to enjoy the unexpected!
It is now late March and we have spent three and half wonderful months exploring this area from one end of the bay (Yelapa) to the other (La Cruz). Sure we spent two weeks traveling a bit further south and hope we will do more next season, but this bay is a wonderful place and we will miss it. The mountains, the lush vegetation, the people, the art, all of it!
The next 1-2 weeks will be spent moving slowly North, visiting various anchorages and places along the way. The “plan” is to spend the spring and summer in the Sea of Cortez. Plans are really becoming more like basic outlines, which seems to be the best way to maneuver in the beautiful lifestyle we have chosen.
So off we go…….