Originally Posted by Celestialsailor
Eric...Is there a reason you're taking off to the S. Pacific from La Cruz?
I guess our options are:
a) Leave from Baja/California. We're already pretty far down south to really consider heading back to the USA and it doesn't buy us a lot for weather
, while pretty, is not our cup of tea.
b) Leave from Banderas Bay. We really love La Cruz, we have a lot of friends there (mainly Mexican friends in town, but a lot of boats as well). We had a wonderful time there last year. It's also basically the "official" launching spot for the Puddle Jump so there are seminars, lots of weather
talk, boat and crew meet ups, and just a lot of energy.
c) Leave from farther south, between Mexico and Panama
. We actually considered doing this, but we'll be getting a ton of seatime, sailing, and anchoring
in the South Pacific
so we opted for having some rest and fun in La Cruz first. We know how to provision from there, where to get supplies, and we want to head
home for a week before we split. Flights are relatively not-overpriced from Puerto Vallarta
So I certainly wouldn't say that one is better than any other; it's completely subjective. But for us, I think it's the best call. It's really hard to convey the value of a ton of bright eyed and bushy tailed soon-to-be Pacific crossers. Start contrast to the crodgity desert rats of the Sea of Cortez