Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! We tried our best to get into the Christmas spirit – complete with holiday music and watching Christmas Vacation – but it sure is weird to be in shorts and flip flops while sweating in the tropical heat on Christmas! Thank you to “Gramma Mama” for sending us off with a stocking! It was a real treat to have a stocking on Christmas morning
We spent the holiday with our friends on Island Princess, Skabenga and Beach Access – we had an awesome brunch followed by a dinghy race and then we took Beach Access sailing, a Lagoon 38 cat owned by Glen and Debbie. We all had a blast jumping in the water off the bows and drifting under the cat! It sure was a Christmas we will not forget.
We are anchored in La Cruz near Puerto Vallarta. Last night a huge squall rolled through accompanied by tremendous thunder and lightning; we didn’t get struck, thank goodness, but a few strikes were less than half mile away. Scary.
The weather will be unsettled through new years so we will likely stay put until the new year and then head south again.
Here are some pics:
Profligate under sail – we were on board for a trip to Nuevo Vallarta.
Don’t always trust your charts!!
We sailed through an island……great charts we have!!
Huge provisioning run to Mega, Wal-Mart and Costco. Stocked for the crossing!
Snack cabinet is BACK BABY!
Sailing on Skabenga
At the helm of Skabenga during the “race”
Tearing down the spinnaker!
Being inducted into the Punta Mita Yacht Club!
Raising money for the local schools. The children perfromed for us!
Ellie in Paradise Village
Alyssa in Paradise (Village)
Another great holiday meal on Island Princess
Christmas morning – in a bikini!
The girls striking a pose on Christmas just before the dinghy race!
Staging for the first annual Christmas dinghy race!
Glen and Debbie on Beach Access getting ready for the race!
The starting line..
And we’re off!
We rounded the mark (Ellie at anchor) and headed for the finish line!
And I WON!!
Alyssa making jerry can covers. Huge thanks to Beach Access for lending us the machine!
Cheers and Feliz Navidad from Paradise!!