Wanting to bring our car to the mainland for the summer we found an airline “TAR” that offered direct flights from Puerto Vallarta to La Paz for a very reasonable price. Then we used the Baja Ferry to get across to Mazatlan. We rented a cabin onboard that was comfortable and clean. An easy overnight crossing. While in La Paz we met up with Claudia and Kim “SV Essencia”. Had dinner at one of the many great restaurants in La Paz. We look forward to returning to La Paz on Namahana for the summer of 2023. After the over night sail on the ferry we arrive in Mazatlan. It is a 6 hour drive to Nuevo Vallarta. We broke up the drive and stopped in the small beach town, San Pancho, on the way back to the boat. Chris “SV Wish List” has an awesome condo on the beach, we planned on spending a couple days relaxing but had to cut the visit short with a bout of Delhi Belly. Having a car will be quite a change from relying on taxis, buses and uber to get around town while we are in a slip for the summer. Trips inland to places like Tequila are also in our plans this summer.
July in a slip means full on project mode on Namahana. Every year we stay in a slip to be compliant with insurance for hurricane season. Namahana gets repairs, updates and additions during the hot summer months. We’ve been kept busy this year.
We added Starlink for internet at anchor in the remote anchorages this season. Enabling us to get weather reports 24-7. It will be very useful when we go up tp the sea in April 2023. We also added 200 more watts of solar giving us 1000 watts. With the lithium batteries we installed last year the extra solar will give our generator more days off this season.