Thursday, 29 May 2008
Farewell BBQ at Puerto Vallarta Yacht Club. Nuevo Vallarta skyline as we leave for San Blas. The Palladium Vallarta Resort from the water (site of niece's wedding detailed in previous posting).
Sunrise through the smoke at Matanchen Bay (San Blas). the smoke from ??? was so bad we had trouble sleeping. Brother in Law Barry reading in the shade of the sail. It was too hot to sit in the sun. Hitchhiker on the Anchor windless.
Motley crew and beautiful damsel at Isla Isabela. Water fun.
Back at Mazatlan. Two "twiterpaited" birds at El Cid Marina. They were trying to build a nest in our boom. Little mermaid "Airel" pinata for birthday party at El Cid. The "last supper" with SV "Dream Weaver" crew Don and Jim. They were heading back to the USA after years of sailing in Mexico. Just after this picture was taken Sandra's knee cap was broken. Contrary to popular belief, this was not due to missed payments on a shark loan. She fell on the sidewalk returning to the marina from the restaurant.
The accident happened the evening of May 9th. Super woman (aka Sandra) refused medical attention until the next morning. She then received great care from the Marina El Cid doctor and the Sharp Hospital. On May 11th she flew to Vancouver to recover in the care of her Mom and Sister. She will be in a cast until the end of June and then will need physiotherapy.
BIL Barry and I carry on from Mazatlan to La Paz. Only vessel sited on the 38 hour trip was the car ferry, passing just as before the sun set.
Safely at dock in Costa Baja Marina, La Paz. After working on the boat in the morning I siesta at the pool. Temperature highs in the low 30s C and lows in the mid 20s C. Bird fishes of Passat's bow in the marina. The water is crystal clear and full of fish.
Night on the town in La Paz with BIL Barry, before flying to Vancouver to join Sandra.
Posted by SV Passat II at 06:11
Wednesday, 28 May 2008
April 26th to May 4th, 2008 PUERTO VALLARTA (PARADISE VILLAGE MARINA & PALADIUM VALLARTA RESORT) FEATURING NIECE SARAH'S WEDDING
Two of our four sons, Steve and James arrive at the resort. Rob and Mike were not able to make it.
The room. It was nice to have walls (vs bulkheads) for a while.
James suited up for the surf. He did not know that the lens had come out of the goggles. Was he in for a surprise. Steve catches the perfect wave. Brother in Law (BIL) Terry, top model for $2.99 discount store sun screen (yes he was very appealing).
Nephew David leads a charades type game in the lobby.
The Letts Boys and the bars. Victor our favorite bartender. Try the "Victor Special" if you are brave.
Sandra and sister Cathy babysit youngest guest "Sophie" for a day. Bride (Sarah) supervises. Sophie NEVER cried in public. If the baby sitters are to be believed she made up for it behind the scenes.
Food and family.
The pool scene. Sandra, sister Joann, BIL Terry and yours truly.
Rare photo. For some reason we do not have any other photos of Sandra and BIL Terry together.
THE MAIN EVENT!!!
Posted by SV Passat II at 08:52