|Hola from the crew of Osprey!|
From La Cruz we headed back to Paradise Village Marina and the name really says it all...Paradise! The resort is top notch with several pools, including the infamous crocodile slides, tigers, parrots, beach volleyball, the Vallarta Yacht Club, and much, much more. Buses are easily accessed (across from the Starbucks...sometimes a little bit of home doesn't hurt) that take you into Puerto Vallarta and all that it has to offer. One night, CJ, Kathy, Richard and I went into PV to have drinks at a bar owned by a friend of CJ's (from WAY back in the day in Vancouver, BC!) called Apache's Martini Bar. Mary Ann, the owner, was a joy to meet but it was also incredible to witness firsthand the reunion between CJ and Mary Ann. After drinks at Apache's, we headed out to dinner and had very good Thai food (who'dda thunk it?!) and then headed back to Apache's for a nightcap. It was a fun night on the town and CJ kept us in stitches the whole night...'nuff said about that!
|La classe française in Nuevo Vallarta.|
|Luckily for all involved, hair grows out.|
But the day is getting closer even as you read this post! We will be checking out with the Port Captain here in Puerto Vallarta on Monday, April 1st (no joke!), then meeting with Immigration in the afternoon. After that we will be officially cleared out of Mexico with our zarpe in hand (official clearing out documents) and ready to leave for the South Pacific.
Here's a short video of the send off pot luck that we attended the other night at Paradise Village Marina.
|Drinks in La Cruz...Joe & Heidi from s/v Huck, me & Richard, Richard & Fran from s/v Red.|
Heidi really doesn't have three eyes, two noses and two mouths.
Photo courtesy of s/v Huck.
|Richard practicing his French with Nancy from s/v Gitane.|
|Heidi from s/v Huck, with bbq sauce on her hands.|
|Part of the provisioning.|
|Trying to find space for all this stuff.|
|We need bigger plates for going to pot lucks.|
|Joyce of s/v Chara, Joe of s/v Huck, and Richard at the pot luck.|