Nibblin' on sponge cake,

Watchin' the sun bake,

All of those tourists covered with oil. (1)

Mexican flag

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

tie-dyed sail Light air enroute to PV.

In mid-December we stopped in Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta. It's a bit loud there at night after so many nights in quiet anchorages, but I needed to do my Christmas shopping.

Anna, Dave, and Fiddles
Anna, and Dave of Irish Melody entertained us one night.

Dave and Linda
Dave and Linda, organizers of the cruiser contingent in Chacala.

D and L's boat
Dave and Linda aboard Irish Melody.

Vista del Condo Espire, itching to go back to sea.

point left Back to Espire's voyage of discovery.

(1) The opening quote is copyrighted material © 1977 Coral Reefer Music from the song "Margaritaville" by Jimmy Buffett. Used here with thanks but without permission.

All images copyright © 1996, 1997 Marc & Anna Syvertsen.