Friday, April 29, 2016

The boys visit Baja.

The end of April brought us over to the Baja side where we picked up my youngest son Tallen and my nephew Rawly in Cabo then sailed north with them to La Paz and the surrounding islands.  Although the water temp is a little cooler, the scenery is beautiful and the visit with the boys coundn't be better!  Here are a few pics with the boys.

 Tallen set up his slackline in Bahia de los Muertos

 Fishing huts at Caleta Partida

Dinghy surfing at Muertos

 Having fun in La Paz

 Fish on!

 This is the way they do the movies in Mexico!  Saw the new Jungle Book, luxury style!

 At the movies.  Cost...about $4.50.

 Good times with the youngest son Tallen.

The boys doing some sailing.

 Sailing on the east side of Isla Espiritu Santo.

 Sunset...Baja style!

 Rawly chilling in the cockpit.

 Marne at the fishing village. Caleta Partida.

 No clue...but some sort of spine from something.

 A crab in the clear waters of Caleta Partida

 Tallen heading back to the dink.

 The beauty of Caleta Patida.

 Not sure if Raw is praying or peeing...

 Rawly's new buddies

 The prayer hut at Caleta Partida. SV Liahona in the background.

Anchored on the east side of Partida.

The harvest.



 Yes, night diving in cooler waters requires some insulation.

 Marne's monster Parrot fish.

The first meal taken with the new speargun. Courtesy of Marne!

 Snorkeling with the sea lions at Los Islotes.

 Friendly pup.

 The lazy ones that didn't come out to play.

 Rawly with a friendly swimmer.

Marne, Tallen and unnamed sea lion.

That is a sneak peak of the vist so far here with the boys.  Until next time...

SV Liahona
Bret, Marne, Tallen and Rawly

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Another collage of pics from our time on the Mexican Riviera.

We had a ton of hits on the last collage of pics I posted from our time on the Pacific Coast of Mexico so I figured I could wrestle up some more pics of the hundreds that we have in order for you readers to feel some of what we got to see and do during the last 4 months.

Once again, in no particular order, here are some more pics.  Enjoy.  BTW, we just surpassed 10,000 views of the blog here in the last couple of days.  We would love to see that number grow exponentially so please feel free to share with others!

 Sunset in Chacala


 Tarren and Marne in Yelapa

 A boa constrictor found along the trail in Yelapa

 Tarren under the falls in Yelapa

 Las Hadas Resort, Manzanillo

 My beautiful girl Marne and her gorgeous daughter Sydney

  Container ship in Manzanillo Bay

 Tanker put aground by hurricane Patricia last fall.

 On lighthouse hill with our good friends Chris and Liz from SV Espiritu. Mazatlan.

 Surfing the longboard in Tenacatita.

 The ruins of Tulum near Cancun.


 Breakfast with my sister Karla and her new husband Jeff in Cancun.

 Cenote diving with my niece and nephew in Cancun.

 More Tulum.

 Goat tongue tacos...I'd prefer them without the visual.

 Dinner in the cockpit with Mane's sister Stacey and her daughter Emma.

 Coffee with our new fisherman friends near Chacala.

 I have no idea who this is!  She looks local.

 Marne loves military men!  Getting boarded in Punta de Mita.

 Humpback near Jaltemba.

 This was taken in the marina in La Cruz, right off the stern of the Liahona.

 More surfing in Tenacatita.

 Marne's daughter Syd.

 Sushi made "a casa".

 ...good to know!

 Syd on our jungle hike near La Manzanilla.

 Snorkeling just north of Manzanillo.

 Croc reserve in La Manzanilla.

 These bird pics are from our dinghy tour up the estuary in Tenacatita.

Same estuary trip, this is no croc reserve!