|Dawn off Ixtapa|
|Sunrise off Punta Negra|
|Awful Power Plant in Manzanillo|
|At Anchor in Manzanillo Bay|
|Barra de Navidad|
|Water Taxi in Barra de Navidad|
|Waterfront Restaurant in Melaque|
We had a beer and watched the sunset from a waterfront restaurant and got to know the crews of Nimue, Tango, and a catamaran from Hawaii. Then we all trooped back up to the square, where we encountered the lagoon contingent eating dinner at a burrito restaurant. The food looked good, so we decided to join them, setting up a second large table and completely overwhelming the friendly, but non-English speaking staff. I was kept very busy translating until all our orders were placed, but everyone on both sides took the confusion with good humor. The food was very good.
|Sailors Eating Burritos in Melaque|
|Tara Dancing with a Leprechaun|
|The St. Patrick's Day Crowd in the Square at Melaque|
March 18, 2016
|Pool Bar at Grand Bay Hotel in Barra de Navidad|
|Yacht Anchored in Tenacatita|
March 20, 2016
|Dawn in Tenacatita|
|Restaurant and Campground in Tenacatita|
The real problem with our choice of dinner location was that we were eaten alive by noseeums. They didn’t bother us much at the time but, by the next day, I was covered with red welts and itching like mad.
|Crowd in La Manzanilla|
We landed the dinghy fairly successfully, although a wave did splash us from behind. We pulled the dinghy up onto the beach in front of an attractive blue house and then walked up into the town. We took a short walk around the town and eventually ate breakfast at Chuy’s Restaurant. We were the only customers, but had tasty pancakes and French toast. Two cute little cinnamon colored Chihuahuas gave us puppy dog eyes, but weren’t too rude about their begging.
|Chuy's Restaurant and Gift Shop|
|Crocodile in La Manzanilla|
|Grocery Store in La Manzanilla|
We motored across Tenacatita Bay and around Punta Hermana. We passed Los Frailes and then rounded Punta Farallon to head into Bahia Careyes. Punta Farallon is marked by a lighthouse and a giant concrete bowl on the point. This bowl is called the Copa del Sol. At certain times of the year, the sun appears to set into this bowl when viewed from the shore.
|Copa del Sol|
|Villa in Careyes|
|Castle in Careyes|
|Resort at Careyes|
March 22, 2016
|Church in Chamela|
|Full Moon on the Way to La Cruz|
|Moon with Clouds|
|Lights of Vallarta|