Hasta Luego Barra!

Well, after a couple incredible weeks in Barra de Navidad, we have decided to point Ellie’s bow south once again.  We would probably stay longer but there is more exploring we would like to do further south before heading across the pacific ocean at the beginning of next month.  

We love it here and will miss it.  We know one thing for sure: we definitely have a new favorite spot on the Mexican coast.  There are many other cruisers who sailed in to Barra and never left; we completely understand why and will definitely be back some day.

We will put to sea in the next day or two on a 2 day passage bound for Ixtapa Island and Zihuatanejo.  We want to settle in before Alyssa’s birthday on the 10th.

We will make the 215 nm passage in one leg.  I guess there are drug smugglers that ply the coast between Manzanillo and Ixtapa so we’ll stay a good distance offshore (better fishing out there anyways)!

We made a bunch of great friends while in Barra and we are looking forward to staying in touch.  

Here are a couple pictures of where we have been anchored for the past couple weeks.  Ellie is in the back of the pack (left side of the first photo).

Hasta Luego Barra!

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  1. February 10, 2014    

    Hi Kids… I didn’t want the day to go by without sending HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALYSSA… I am sure looking forward to seeing her next week. How exciting that you will soon head out across the Pacific Ocean. It is a wonderful experience while you are young and can really enjoy it. Lots of Love to both of you… Hugs from GrandmaMama…

  2. Bob and Miriam's Gravatar Bob and Miriam
    February 14, 2014    

    Hey Guys,

    Happy Birthday to both of you! Meredith told me about the Valentine boy,
    I had no idea you were born Cupid Lew, and I just missed the Mermaid’s
    by four days! Everyone asks about where you are and how you’re doing
    and I just tell them what I know and then how to plug in to your website.
    So Happy Valentines Day too! We miss you and love the fact you’re
    livin’ the dream!

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