On New Years Day Puerto Escondido was sunny and bright. Definitely the nicest marina in the Sea of Cortez. We loved it there but had to push on to Puerto Vallarta to get ready for the big Jump!
We first sailed a lazy day south to Agua Verde, with it’s distinctive island rock at the entrance that looks like a breaching humpback whale from a distance.
After a good night’s sleep in a somewhat crowded anchorage we rose to clear skies and winds in the high teens and twenties. We headed out into the waves then downwind to San Evaristo.
This was our third time anchoring at San Evaristo now and it was as beautiful as ever.
By 10:40pm we were sailing 8 knots on a broad reach. At 2:00am we cam a little closer to traffic than I would prefer!
We enjoyed La Cruz and Puerto Vallarta. There is a market every Sunday in the Marina with music, vendors and great food!
While in La Cruz we painted new markers on the chain, installed a new VHF Radio, added another 375 watt solar panel, acquired seven 5 gallon Jerry Cans for extra diesel, visited with friends and re-provisioned for our possibly 3 week passage to the Marquesas.