California and the Mexican Riviera

Its been a while since we trav­elled and its good to be post­ing some­thing here again.  We have some plans for the com­ing months which should keep us post­ing some more in the Spring/Summer ahead.

We took a 10 day cruise from San Fran­cis­co down the California/Mexican coast­line.  Stephen had nev­er been to Mex­i­co and was keen to see the beach­es and towns on our trip.

A Google Map of the trip is below although we sailed down the coast rather than drove, thank goodness!


San Francisco

Always a fun place to vis­it, we were for­tu­nate to spend a cou­ple of days in the city pri­or to get­ting on the ship.   The weath­er was amaz­ing­ly sun­ny and warm for our depar­ture and we sailed right under the Gold­en Gate Bridge on the way out to sea!  What a thrill.  You could almost touch the under­side of the bridge from our van­tage point right on top of the ship and although our pho­tos were not as good as the real thing we were so lucky to have  a sun­ny clear day do see it (unlike when we returned!).


Puerto Vallarta

After three days lazy sail­ing down the Cal­i­for­nia and Baja coasts our first port of call was Puer­to Val­lar­ta where we arrived at 7:30am.  We spent a great morn­ing with friends John & Sandy from Michi­gan who were return­ing home from Puer­to the same day we vis­it­ed.  They were able to show us the sites and ori­en­tate (using the UK ver­sion of the word here as opposed to the US ‘ori­ent’.  Check out here for more info on the dif­fer­ence)  to the town before leav­ing which was real­ly nice for us.

Remain­ing ports vis­it­ed will be added soon.…..


By stephen

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