|Sunset on our overnight passage north.|
Mike and I departed La Cruz before "0-dark 30"; that being 6AM out of La Cruz. With their time zone change, the sun sets and rises an hour later than other places we've been. In the supreme darkness (no moon at that hour), we weaved through night time fishing pangas which thankfully had small lights so we could see our "targets". The sun rose about 7AM and we enjoyed smooth sailing for the first day of our trip. As usually happens, the winds pick up at night so the seas were choppier after our nice, long day.
We did our 6 hour shifts at night with my starting with the evening, watching the stars come out and the moon rise. I came on shift again at 7AM, and caught this sunrise.
|The red ball rose through hazy morning clouds|
|Judy being artsy with the sunrise|
|Some of the shrimpers pass closeby|
|Mike & David enjoying cigars on the patio. Nice!|
|Quite the panoramic view from Jan & David's patio|
|Blue mountains across Banderas Bay|
|Funky Cuban bar in Puerto Vallarta where Mike bought cigars|
|Free mojito with the |
purchase of a cigar
Next stop: we headed back to Mazatlan! I'll have to post pics of this stop later as we are getting ready to leave Friday AM for our 48+ hour passage up into the Sea, heading toward La Paz.