Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Movin' And Groovin'

Moondance has been docked at Marina El Cid in Mazatlan since June, so it feels absolutely wonderful to be back on the water and moving again.

We aren't sailing and we aren't going very far, but we love the feel of the ocean and are enjoying the beautiful views of Mazatlan.

Humpback Whales
We are breaking in our new engine and have to motor around for 50 hours - its harder than you think. We are meant to sail, plus we are anxious to start our next adventure.

It is amazing how many Humpback whales we have seen along the coast and so beautiful and BIG.

Manta Ray
We had a pod about 50 yards off our stern, but my photographer was a little slow!  We will get a better shot next time.

We have been fishing along the way, but the only thing we have caught is a big Manta Ray (very unusual).

No way we were able to bring it on board. It wore Doug out. So, it is sporting a brand new Rapala as bling!

Venados Baseball Stadium
There are lots of little projects we are finishing up, lots of shopping (which is always an adventure), and we still manage to find time for some fun - go figure.

We finally went to a Venados baseball game and had a great time.  The league is "almost" AAA and there are lots of wannabe MLB players on the team. Beautiful stadium, lots of action, and ice cold cerveza's. Couldn't go wrong.

Doug and the Ladies
And, as always, plenty of time to socialize and for Doug to dance with the Ladies. As you can see, he loves it.

There is a wonderful group of "yachties" here in Maz and we are going to miss them when we leave. Of course, most we will see again and again along the way.  Looking forward to it!

Good Eats!
We get hauled out of the water on Monday to have out bottom scraped (ouch), our propeller trimmed (yikes) and to complete some minor repairs (we hope).

After that, we set sail for Banderas Bay and Puerta Vallarta. Pacific Puddle Jump - here we come!

1 comment:

Ness, Eric and Gavin said...

What will the staff at the resort do without you two? You have become fixtures in their daily lives and will be missed I am certain.