We have been working away on Gypsy for quite awhile now with the idea of heading off to the wild blue yonder once we are done. Well, in the back of our minds the question has been forming, what if it’s too hot? The Pacific Northwest does not suffer from excesses unless we are talking about rain, so we don’t know what hot weather is like. The only solution was to take a trip to the tropics.
Puerto Vallarta came to mind. Our friends Randy and Ruth would be there on Velic doing final prep before they headed off to the Marquesas and it would be hot. We got tickets.
We did some sight seeing. Riding the bus into town is a great part of the adventure.
We also sailed on Velic from Puerto Vallarta to Yelapa. Yelapa is a small town on the southern side of Banderas Bay that is only accessible by boat.
As we approached Yelapa a panga, a small open fishing boat, came out to Velic and offered us a mooring and water taxi services. After we arrived and got moored the panga took us ashore. We were delivered to the associated restaurant. Once ashore we were shown to our table. The locals do not like to leave anything up to chance. Luckily the food was good.
Lunch was a study stream of vendors. We did get some souvenirs.
We had a great trip and we came back to rainy cool Portland to once again continue our quest to head off into the wild blue yonder, even if it is hot.