Thursday, February 25, 2016 La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

Woke up:                  Chamela, Bahia Chamela, Colima, Mexico

Went to sleep:          La Paz de Huanacaxtle, Bandares Bay, Nayarit, Mexico

We are heading north, rounding Cabo Corrientes and soon we’ll sweep east into Bandares Bay.

Tomorrow at this time, we’ll be firmly anchored in the bay outside Marina Riviera Nayarit. It feels like slipping into a comfortable pair of old shoes to be returning.  It’s coming home to a place I want to be.  We were here five weeks last year; three by myself while Peter was in Oregon.  This is where Robin Smith and Lynda Davis came to visit me.  From here we made our historic sailing voyage across the bay to Yelapa.

Las Tres Amigas

Las Tres Amigas

It’s so easy to be in La Cruz. The dinghy dock is 40 pesos; no more beach landings.  No questioning whether we’ll be able to go to shore on any particular day.  Showers are ten pesos.  I haven’t had a shower except using a hose in the cockpit since before Christmas.  The laundry lady picks up laundry on Monday and Thursday.  There’s a small convenience store near the pool where people gather to visit at the tables in the shade.

Marina Riviera Nayarit

Marina Riviera Nayarit

There is much to do. Yoga every morning at 9:00 am.  Saturday, Writers’ Group.  Sunday, the flea market offers interesting food, music and people we know.  Anna teaches Spanish in the VIP lounge Tuesday and Thursday.  Finally, Friday, the locals block off a road near the square with their trucks and play volley ball in the street.  This is where I learned to pronounce Huanacaxtle.

Volleyball in the street Photo by Lynda Davis

Volleyball in the street
Photo by Lynda Davis

A Very Tall Woman

A Very Tall Woman

I get to enjoy La Cruz for three full weeks before I fly home to see my mom March 17.  I feel happy today.  It’s been a while.


A Huanacaxtle Tree

About Susan M. Gierga

Everyone already knows everything there is to know about me. I wear my heart on my sleeve. To learn current details. Visit my blog, CruisingwithCaptainPeterandtheAdmiral.
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2 Responses to Thursday, February 25, 2016 La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

  1. marianne says:

    We are in Maz. Coming this way?


  2. Carole says:

    enjoy time with your mum Susan, we will be in Australia at that time visiting with my sister and family, its been almost 3 years, cannot wait to see them again!


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